Inventing cookbooks is not a new task for me. As publisher of Aris Books in the 1980s, I focused on literary offerings that we referred to as “armchair cookbooks” — tomes you could read without ever venturing into the kitchen, like Mythology & Meatballs by Daniel Spoerri and The Feast of the Olive by Maggie Blyth Klein.
With the titles below, I have gone one step further. You don’t even have to read these books. Just feast on the titles and let them feed your funny bone. (Apologies to those allergic to gluten and bad puns.)