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Not Your Momma's Cookbooks (Part 3)

Andréa Fernandes
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For someone who doesn't like to cook (and who rarely cooks), I sure own a lot of cookbooks; I love seeing all the different foods that can be made. In my ventures through the cookbook aisles, I've noticed some with less-than-typical main ingredients, cooking methods, and themes. This weekend, I'm sharing with you a sampling of the most unusual—in one way or another—cookbooks out there.

Tonight: cookbooks with unique layouts and design

Unusual Formats

140 Characters or Less
Described as "a shorthand sous-chef," Eat Tweet presents 1,020 recipes originally tweeted from @cookbook, author Maureen Evans' recipe-focused Twitter account. Because each recipe has been condensed to 140 characters or less, with no photos, this cookbook is better suited for the text and code inclined than visual learners.

If you haven't read part one, with strange ingredients, unusual cooking methods, and unlikely author-chefs, or part two, with special themes and science-y goodness, check them out now.

So, _flossers, what are the strangest, weirdest, most unusual cookbooks you've ever seen?

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