Food and eating were a couple of Charles Addams's favorite subjects. Hungry cannibals, witches gathering around a cauldron, or a king over his blackbird pie often populated his celebrated cartoons. And, of course, Morticia of the "Addams Family" was an avid cook, adding a touch of eye of newt or popping over to the neighbors for a cup of cyanide. So it should come as no wonder that in the 1960s Charles Addams was dabbling with a "cookbook" idea. Addams discovered and compiled some bizarre recipes from antiquated and out-of-the-way sources. These recipes have very Addams-like names, such as "Mushrooms Fester" or "Hearts Stuffed," and serve as a perfect complement to his drawings.
Chas Addams Half-Baked Cookbook is a collection of his work on the world of food and eating, featuring many Addams drawings that have never been seen before, as well as some of his all-time classics.
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Chas Addams was the creator of the "Addams Family" cartoons, which first appeared in The New Yorker and were the inspiration for the popular The Addams Family television show and movies. He has been honored with the Yale Humor Award (1954) and a Special Edgar Award for "Cartoonist of the Macabre" from the Mystery Writers of America. Addams died in 1988 in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Having been raised with only one cartoon book in the house(Addams and Evil), there was a certain amount of familiarity with Chas Addams. Those of you who enjoy a certain kind of off center humour will find this an enchanting look into the world of this talented cartoonist, and author. The rough draft drawings presented here gives you an idea of the work that goes into the finished product. Having dabbled with cooking, the recipes have promise if you change some of the main ingredients..... Overall a wonderful read for you who have some experiance with the previous works of this talented author. Be sure to check out the various takes on the 'lobster bibs' for canibals!