Fifty shades has a lot to answer for if you ask me. However, there are a few things we can be thankful for, and that is the various parodies of the best selling book of all time. I’ve seen ‘Fifty Sheds of Grey’, ‘Fifty Shames of Earl Grey’ and ‘Fifty Shades of Beige’ … but never this.
Introducing, ‘Fifty Shades of Gravy’ by I M Pliant, the cookbook with a difference. A 137 page wonder that combines salacious seediness with a step by step guide to hosting your very own raunchy dinner party. Perhaps I’d underestimated quite how far these rude recipes would go, but the initial shock provided at least an hour of adolescent giggling whilst flicking through the five sections; Cocktails, Canapes, Light Bites, Big Dinners and Desserts.
This little book would be absolutely perfect for a stocking filler, secret santa present or just a nudge nudge, wink wink night in. The fifty recipes included have been written in the same vein of the bestseller, complete with sexual innuendos for names as well as methods and a section at the back for suggested ‘presentation’. A ‘hard’ copy is available from Amazon for a mere £6.99 and for the technological minded, it is available to download for your Kindle/iPad for a bargain busting £1.99.
A word to the wise: you won’t find any culinary top tips here and the how-to instructions tend to be more tongue in cheek than perhaps feasible but they are still very amusing!
Myself and the boy have been discussing potential ‘Come Dine With Me’ menus and so this couldn’t have arrived on my desk at a better time (although I think my guests would be horrified if I announced dessert would be my famous Knickerbocker Glory Hole!).
My favourite recipes so far include A Quick Hand Shandy, Anything with a Pulse and this little beauty below. Enjoy!