Thursday, April 5, 2012

Zombies and Cupcakes

Zombies and cupcakes. Normally, people don't associate these terms, as it would take a very hungry zombie indeed to contemplate eating icing instead of brains. But pick up a copy of Zilly Rosen's fantastic cookbook, Zombie Cupcakes, and you'll wonder why you never thought to connect them. Now, a word to the wise: there's some gross stuff in here. You'll see blood and brains. You'll learn how to make rats and flies and eyeballs and even maggots. Dismembered hands will reach out to you. But....all these things are made out of frosting, and the cupcakes are just so cute--even though they're really trying hard to be creepy. As you page through the book, you'll giggle and wince and marvel, all at the same.

And if, after you finish looking through the pictures, you don't feel like you're ready to whip out your apron and mixing bowls, then maybe it's time to settle in with another book, an ode to sweets of all varieties: Paris, My Sweet: A Love Letter in Madeleines, Chocolate, and Croissants. In this memoir, the author moves to Paris and spends two years discovering the most luscious treats the city can offer--including cupcakes. The mouthwatering descriptions will definitely make you hungry and just might make you ponder a visit to Paris, too--where, as far as I know, there are no zombies on the loose. Bon Appetit!

~Queen of Books

No comments:

Post a Comment

What can I post on your wall?
Commenting & Posting Guidelines

Welcome to your library on social media!

Pima County Public Library (PCPL) offers blogs and other social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter for educational, cultural, civic, customer service, and recreational purposes. They provide a limited (or designated) public forum to facilitate the sharing of ideas, opinions, and information about library-related subjects and issues.

By choosing to comment or post on our social media accounts, you agree with the following:

Comments and posts are moderated by library staff, and the library reserves the right to remove any that are unlawful or off topic. Posts containing the following may be deleted:
Copyright violations
Off-topic comments
Commercial material/spam/solicitation
Sexual content, or links to sexual content
Threatening or harassing postings
Libelous or other kinds of personal attacks
Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity
Content that reveals private, personal information without permission
Vulgar language or content
Comments in support of or in opposition to political campaigns or ballot measures
Content that degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or other classification

P.S. Protect your privacy. Don't post personally identifying information in these public spaces, including details like your library card number, phone number, or medical information, etc.

Young people under age 18, especially, should not post information such as your school, age, phone number, and address.