Way back in October, I attended MICE – the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo. Started in 2010 to provide area artists with a place to exhibit their work away from the noise and expense of larger conventions, MICE has gotten bigger each year, attracting independent comics folks from all over the country. That’s a lucky thing for those of us excited to find new stories and art.
It’s been some time since I have cooked anything for the blog. I think I was just waiting for the right thing to cross my path and I am happy to say that it finally has. Several of the ladies get quite the kick out of vintage (and sometimes gimmicky) cookbooks. This is especially true when the books come from properties that are near and dear to our hearts. If you are interested in our past adventures with silly cookbooks, might I direct you to part one of the DC and Marvel Recipe Book Showdown. Just don’t forget to come back and see what else we have managed to dig up.
In the Kitchen with Miss Piggy: Fabulous Recipes from My Celebrity Friends was a gift from a friend who found it while in the process of moving to a new house. I want to give her a shout out before diving in. Without you, this culinary adventure would not have been possible.
Early in the days of this blog, I wrote a post about the DC Super Heroes Super Healthy Cookbook (DSHSHC), a slightly strange 1981 off-shoot of the DC marketing juggernaut. The post, about Batman’s dubious attempt at french toast, was popular enough that I wanted to do a sequel, but there needed to be a twist, something to draw you all back in. See, Marvel also has a cookbook, one that slightly predates the DC one, in fact – Stan Lee Presents: The Mighty Marvel Superheroes Cookbook (MMSC). This book doesn’t have a spin on health, like the DCE one. Instead it seems more geared toward recipes kids would make with parental supervision. This means easy recipes with a lot of pre-prepared ingredients (read: canned stuff). I thought it would be fun to put these recipes head to head. Tiny Doom graciously offered to represent Marvel in this contest – we couldn’t afford a copy of the book, (which goes for an average of $100!) but the good folks at ScansDaily provided us with enough material to make it work.
So join us, won’t you, for a two-part battle royale to determine whether DC or Marvel reigns supreme – in the kitchen.