#BookCook Chew by John Layman


From the publisher, ” Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He’s been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases.”

This is the adventures of Tony Chu amazing detective and unlikely cannibal.

Nom. nom. nom.

This is such a fun series and obvious contender for recipe/series mashup for #Bookcook so if you are looking for a way to delicately spice the decaying dog or errant toe, I am here for you.

Severed Hand Pies


2 14.1 oz packages Pie crust

3/4 cup Canned cherry pie filling

Large egg, lightly beaten

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Unroll 1 pie crust on work surface. Cut two (8- x 5-inch) hands from pie crust; place on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush edges and fingers of one dough hand with beaten egg; spoon 3 tablespoons pie filling in center of the hand. Top with second dough hand, pressing edges and fingers together to seal. Crimp edges around the base of hand with a fork. Use a paring knife to score knuckles and fingernails as desired. Brush surface of hand lightly with beaten egg.

2. Bake at 425°F until golden brown, 16 to 18 minutes, shielding edges and fingers as needed to prevent over browning (filling may ooze slightly). Cool on pan 10 minutes. Serve warm or gently transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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