Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes

Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes

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Who but Roald Dahl could think up such mouthwatering and deliciously disgusting foods as Lickable Wallpaper, Stink Bugs Eggs, and Eatable Pillows? Now theres a practical guide to making these and other delicacies featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,James and the Giant Peach, and Dahl's other books, with easy, step-by-step recipes that range from

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Who but Roald Dahl could think up such mouthwatering and deliciously disgusting foods as Lickable Wallpaper, Stink Bugs Eggs, and Eatable Pillows? Now theres a practical guide to making these and other delicacies featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,James and the Giant Peach, and Dahl's other books, with easy, step-by-step recipes that range from the delectable to the truly revolting. Quentin Blake's illustrations combine with full-color photographs of the luscious results to perfectly capture Roald Dahls wicked sense of fun."Deliciously playful.Dahl, one suspects, would have been tickled." —  Publishers WeeklyThe late Roald Dahl was one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Quentin Blake has illustrated more than a dozen books by Roald Dahl.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Hungry? Perhaps a serving of "Scrambled Dregs" or "Hair Toffee to Make Hair Grow on Bald Men" will hit the spot. Recipes for these and the additional delicacies mentioned in the late Roald Dahl's (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) work are hereby adapted for the home kitchen, thanks to the author's widow. Dahl, one suspects, would have been tickled: the offerings are heavily weighted on the side of sweets, and the order of presentation defies adult logic. True to the book's title, there are some recipes of questionable kid appeal (the green pea soup from The Witches; or cod, scallions and spices spread on bread and fried, identified as "Mosquitoes' Toes and Wampfish Roes Most Delicately Fried"). The graphics, meanwhile, are deliciously playful: Blake's inimitable, droll drawings interact cleverly with Baldwin's food photography. For example, cartoony characters clad in pajamas snooze on a silhouetted photo of ``Eatable Marshmallow Pillows.'' Despite the child-oriented tone, a number of recipes require adult participation by virtue of cursory directions or tricky maneuvers (e.g., ensuring that mixtures boil to specific temperatures). All ages. (Oct.)
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-It had to happen: a cookbook based on the extraordinarily fascinating things that are eaten and served up by the characters in Dahl's children's books. Here it is, complete with Blake's zanily familiar illustrations creatively combined with full-color photographs. It features 31 recipes from 11 books-cakes, cookies, drinks, and main dishes-known by such names as ``Snozzcumbers'' (The BFG), ``Wormy Spaghetti'' (The Twits), and ``Lickable Wallpaper'' (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Some of the recipes, despite their titles, produce good tasting, recognizable dishes. Others are works of art. For example, ``Mr. Twit's Beard Food'' is a veritable portrait of himself, composed of mashed-potato base, mushroom-cap nostrils, hardboiled-egg eyeballs, with peas, cornflakes, and baked beans in a potato-stick beard. Many of the recipes are not for beginning cooks; indeed, cooking appears to be a secondary focus. The important thing is the association to a Dahl title, a reminder and celebration of his outrageously imaginative books that so many children love.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140378207
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
159,034
Product dimensions:
7.45(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Quentin Blakeis a well-known artist whose work has made him popular on both sides of the Atlantic. He has illustrated most of Roald Dahl’s children’s books as well as many others. He lives in London, where he teaches illustration at the Royal College of Art.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 13, 1916
Date of Death:
November 23, 1990
Place of Birth:
Llandaff, Wales, England
Place of Death:
Oxford, England

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Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Purchased first Revolting Recipes book when my children were in elementary school. Then got the More Revolting Recipes. These books have have been repeatedly picked up and browsed over and borrowed. (The "children" are now grown.) For example, those Mudburgers are outrageous; have made them for family dinners and adult gatherings to this day. Can't think of what to cook tonight? Try something different with Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes and More Revolting Recipes. The recipes are delicious with an added bonus of Mr. Dahl's humor and funny illustrations to complement the recipe. I have given Mr Dahl's cookbooks as gifts to adult friends, little people friends, to CIA graduates, brides-to-be, anyone that loves to cook and have some fun in their ordinary life.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Roald Dahl's book is super. You learn to make scrumpdidiumsios recipes and see if you like them or not!