They Came, They Cooked, They Left
Two women had the great idea of creating a cookbook based on ex-lovers recipes. It’s called The Ex-boyfriend Cookbook. They Came, They Cooked, They Left (But We Ended Up with Some Great Recipes).
« We swear we didn’t conceive of this book as a way to pick up guys. At least it didn’t start out that way. Really: One day we were planning a barbecue at the Iowa farmhouse where we lived and Erin said, « Oh, I’ll make Davis’s spicy BBQ rub! » And we kind of looked at each other and said, « We should write a cookbook of all the recipes we’ve gotten from ex-boyfriends over the years! » And an idea was born. »
And what a good idea! I can’t remember what most of my ex-boyfriends tasted like, but I sure can remember the taste of some of their dishes! M.H. wasn’t big on cooking but he made a great cornish hen stuffed with ham and cheese. I wasn’t a big fan of M.K.’s tofu and brown rice dish but he put together a memorable vegetarian chili. I didn’t mind if F.’s Pernod and green grape pasta sauce reminded us of his ever present ex-girlfriend (who had passed it on to him) because it tasted so good! And of course, I can only imagine the influence of my sweet E.’s fabulous cooking repertoire on his ex-girlfriends!
How about you? Do you remember ex-loved ones through your heart or your stomach? And what recipe or dish makes you remember them the most (in a good or a bad way…)?