So while I was at FanExpo, there was the usual assortment of vendors hawking their own comics, illustrations and apparel, which is pretty standard, but it's cool when you can find something a little more unique, but still in tune with the day's themes.
Enter a horror-movie and sci-fi inspired cookbook I found called "It Came From The Kitchen: Monstrously Delicious Celebrity Recipes from Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Assorted Aliens and Beyond."
The guy who put it together, Geoff Isaac, and the book's illustrator, local artist Terry Marsh were both there at the table and told me a bit about it. It's not just like a bunch of joke recipes for things like "Vampire Blood Gazpacho" or something silly like that, instead, it's a collection of favourite recipes culled from actors, writers, directors and others who were involved in fantasy, science fiction or horror films and television shows. After flipping through it's clear the whole project was a massive labour of love done by fans who completely worship the genres, where even in the preface Isaac and his co-writer Gordon Reid write how they personally contacted their favourite people involved in the these various productions. What's more is that a lot of the recipes actually look pretty good. Check out Vincent Price's Risotto Con Piselli E La Lattuga, Hitchcock's Mousse of Sole, Al Lewis' (Grandpa Munster) Grampa's Fettuccini with Roasted Garlic and Bela Lugosi's Stuffed Cabbage Rolls.
In between recipes are tidbits and fun facts about the people involved, as well as info on uses of food in movies of the genre.
Basically if you're exceptionally into horror and sci-fi, and you like to eat, you'll probably find this collection seriously neat. Not to mention a good choice for meals if you're hosting a classic horror movie night.