Cooking Cockroach: A Guide to Modern Poverty
By Joey Truman
Publication date: 26 November 2018
Paperback price: 13
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
A smart, entertaining book from an exciting new writer that darkly and hilariously subverts the cookbook genre.
"Cooking Cockroach" is successful because it uses its manifold forms to deftly manage texture. At the very start of the book, the focus seems to be mainly on generating reader interest, which is critical. And so the sheer novelty of his descriptions of how to put together a fire to roast a chicken leg on page six are titillating, making one happy to continue.