Is that a real cookbook?


Thousands of cookbooks get published every year in almost every genre imaginable. Many are downright weird--so weird, in fact, that the titles are almost unbelievable. This prompted the crew over at Eater to make up a quiz about these bizarre books.

They enlisted a team of designers to create fake cookbook covers and lined them up alongside real (and quite bizarre) cookbooks. Your job is to guess whether a particular cover belongs to a real cookbook or whether it is one made up by Eater. Some of the titles include Things I Did When I Was Hangry, Quack Quack Duck, Magic Soup, Cooking with the Bears: Healthy Recipes by Hairy Men, Hot Girls Eat Meat, and Kawaii 5-0.

How many of those sound like legitimate cookbooks to you? Three of the above are real, and three are fake. We're not going to spoil the quiz for you, so you will need to visit the Eater website to see the answers. No fair looking in the EYB Library before you take the quiz, either! 


  • hillsboroks  on  7/9/2015 at 6:15 PM

    This is a hoot! I got 2 out of three correct on my first attempt at guessing but finding the final real cookbook wasn't, easy especially because I kept misspelling one title. Look at those titles very carefully fellow cooks!

  • KarinaFrancis  on  7/9/2015 at 8:02 PM

    I did the full quiz, 8 out of 26 *hangs head in shame*

  • pitterpat4  on  7/10/2015 at 7:44 AM

    I got 13 out of 26. It was a fun quiz :)

  • nicolepellegrini  on  7/10/2015 at 4:35 PM

    Like pitterpat4, I got 13 out of 26. Very clever quiz!

  • sir_ken_g  on  7/13/2015 at 7:54 PM

    Did not do well - it figures. I rarely want the best sellers and have more than one real oddball.

  • anightowl  on  7/16/2015 at 8:53 PM

    That was hard! I got only 14 out of 26 correct, There are some seriously weird cookbooks out there that make my Fifty Shades of Chicken and Jane Austen Cookbook sound perfectly normal.

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