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The Mighty Marvel Superhero's Cookbook!

Yes.

Winter (or Summer, for you Australians and nearby) holidays are, I think everyone can agree, are a time for food. Delicious food.

And so, my gift to you is this: Food, and cooking, the Marvel way. Have you ever wondered what type of cake Hulk likes best? Thor's feelings about cabbage or what sort of finger food might be available in you were asked over to T'Challa's place? Do you pine to know the best way to cook a meatball if Captain America's in town? Or Tony's second favourite type of engineering?

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Now first, of course, let's make sure we'll be adhering to proper kitchen etiquette. We are heroines and heroes, after all, not common minions or grunts.

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Got that? Good.

Now. Recipes!

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The recipes in this book range from, well, recipes to basic "no shit" instructions. It's a book aimed at kids I guess, but some of them are.. well. I guess Super types are very busy, and have no time for fresh 'erbs.

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I love this page. Just look at it:

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YOU TELL HIM WANDA!

I'm gonna be trying these next two this week, I think.

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One of you has to be in the mood for cake. PLEASE bake, photo, and report? On noscans, maybe?

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I just love how SIMPLE Iron Man's is.

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Here is a lesson for us all:

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Finally, I think Marvel might think before casting copyright stones, no?

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This is one of my favourite books. It has 93 pages, so if you want to see more, please ask! And many thanks to my beloved, for giving me such a gift!

Date: 2009-12-15 04:55 pm (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
More, please! I wanna see Galactus eat He-Man--er, excuse me, the He-Man Pancake. Eat it, Galactus! EAT THE SPACE BURRITO EAT IT EAT IT

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Wait, what?

Date: 2009-12-15 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mr_cyn1cal
The "Americana Hero" uses FRENCH bread and SWISS CHEESE?

I call Shenanigans! Alert Sean Hannity!

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Date: 2009-12-15 05:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grimmbear
I used to have this! I even made the chicken stew from it. I learned to cook because I picked this up.

Date: 2009-12-15 05:28 pm (UTC)
terrykun: (lloyd ah-hah)
From: [personal profile] terrykun
Thor is about to splatter Scott Lang across the walls!

Date: 2009-12-16 03:50 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
Note who's missing from that last page...

Date: 2009-12-15 06:11 pm (UTC)
hatman: HatMan, my alter ego and face on the 'net (Default)
From: [personal profile] hatman
lol! That is fantastic!

Are there any cake recipes that aren't "Take a cake mix and maybe add a little something to make it more interesting"?

Black Panther likes tiny sandwiches with the crusts cut off. Huh. I wouldn't have called that. But I guess he is royalty, after all.

Not sure what's so mysterious about Dr. Strange's stew, tho.

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Date: 2009-12-15 06:33 pm (UTC)
toasty_fresh: http://jaypinkerton.com/2004/06/08/spider-man-comics/ (My krackk call worked!)
From: [personal profile] toasty_fresh
*shudder* Margarine . . . also, for those parfaits, are we talking straight-up liquid light cream, swimming around with Jello? Because that sounds, uh, not so delicious to me . . .

Date: 2009-12-15 08:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chasesstarlight
I really want to use "Thor-riffic" in a sentence somewhere, except that'd be dorky even for me. *grin*
I might try the peach cake over christmas break, actually- though with actual butter instead of margarine. Ew.

Date: 2009-12-15 08:25 pm (UTC)
jkcarrier: me, at my old office (Default)
From: [personal profile] jkcarrier
Any art credits on the book? The intro page is recycled art, mostly John Buscema Avengers pages. Not sure about the rest...maybe Don Perlin? That looks like his rendition of Dr. Strange, anyway.

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Date: 2009-12-15 08:50 pm (UTC)
lamashtar: Shun the nonbelievers! Shun-na! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lamashtar
Now I'm hungry.

Date: 2009-12-15 08:56 pm (UTC)
zegim: jaime_portal (Default)
From: [personal profile] zegim
Fantastic!

Now i can have an authentic superhero meal.

Date: 2009-12-15 09:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq
I bet Doctor Strange really does use his magic to help him make dinner. Like he's just sitting in his armchair watching TV and he's hungry, but he doesn't feel like sliding out of the chair, so he just waves his arms around theatrically and the stuff in the kitchen just arranges itself on a plate and floats out to him.

If I had them, I'd totally use my magic powers to make dinner or other menial tasks. It'd be awesome.

Date: 2009-12-15 11:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glimmung
Sue Storm and other telekinetics should be obese! Well at least some of them should be.

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Date: 2009-12-15 09:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ceebee_eebee
I'm not sure it's possible for me to love anything more than I love this. It's just...magical.

Date: 2009-12-15 09:52 pm (UTC)
proteus_lives: (Default)
From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
Awesome!

Date: 2009-12-15 11:13 pm (UTC)
joasakura: (Default)
From: [personal profile] joasakura
This is like the Cracktionary, but with FOOD. LOOOOVE.

Eww at their butter substitute.

Date: 2009-12-15 11:20 pm (UTC)
jazzypom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jazzypom
Margarine is the devil's work, that.

So much phallic imagery,

Date: 2009-12-16 02:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] autumn_lily
I don't know where to start! Out of Cap, Galactus, Thing, and Thor, Panther is the only one who doesn't look like he'd have to deep throat his snack.
Soup to NUT? (adding Doom's name to the end of that just makes it worse) Don't even need to touch that one.
And I sure as hell am not touching whatever it is that Strange seems to be magically urinating in.
Damn Spiderman's enthusiastic about protecting the noms!
And lastly from the preview image: Iron Man: "Salad! -as in 'toss my'. Get to work!"

Date: 2009-12-16 03:09 am (UTC)
kingrockwell: he's a sexy (Hank McCoy)
From: [personal profile] kingrockwell
Oh! I remember you mentioning this! It is so awesome to finally see it, can crack be more delicious?
What kind of salad recipes does Tony have for us?

if i were cooking for more than myself, i would love to try making those cabbage wraps, i've been thinking of teaching myself how to cook, after all!

Date: 2009-12-16 04:07 am (UTC)
iskander: (Default)
From: [personal profile] iskander
Cool. I knew someone in this group must have this book. Now all we need is the Marvel fitness book (?)

Date: 2009-12-16 05:06 am (UTC)
liara_shadowsong: (steve/tony)
From: [personal profile] liara_shadowsong
I have some suggestions for the cabbage roll recipe, actually, based loosely upon a family recipe. (Three quarters of my ancestry is from Poland and Czechoslovakia, and I've made my grandma's holubky recipe with my dad a bunch of times.)

Cabbage rolls actually tend to taste better if you use tomato sauce rather than condensed soup - homemade is best, but most not-too-chunky pasta sauces work nicely also. I'd personally suggest a canned sauce such as Hunt's (yes, I'm suggesting a particular brand, because I've used that one specifically and I know it works well, but feel free to substitute in your favorite).

Steaming the cabbage leaves works better than outright boiling them. I mean, what the recipe suggests sounds halfway between steaming and boiling - err toward steaming so they don't get overcooked and completely fall apart. You also don't have to use only the biggest leaves; if you want to make a bigger batch of stuffed cabbage, you can use most of the cabbage aside from the very innermost leaves near the core, just lay the leaf down flat and slice off the excess of the thick part of the spine after steaming it but before filling so it'll roll smoothly.

You can use uncooked rice as long as you keep a little bit of water in the pot to keep things from drying up and don't drain out any extra moisture that accumulates (use a lid on the pot!) - and you'll have to cook it longer if you do that, just keep an eye out for when the meat and rice are both cooked through.

Put the innermost cabbage leaves that are too small to use for the actual rolls on the bottom of the pot to keep everything from burning! And for crying out loud, don't use onion flakes if you can get ahold of a fresh onion, unless you can't stand to cut the onion (that's my absolute least favorite part of the whole process admittedly); use between an eighth and a quarter of a medium vidalia onion or similar per pound of meat, and be sure to cut it finely.

*re-reads recipe* Toothpicks to keep them from unrolling is good. OMG do not use a freaking frying pan, that won't be deep enough even if you're only making less than a dozen with a standard recipe. You know that medium-size saucepan you use for making hardboiled eggs? Use that unless you're planning on making a lot, in which case dig out the big soup pot. Even if there is extra space at the top of the pot, that's better than using a frying pan unless what you call a frying pan is a hell of a lot taller than what I call a frying pan. Make sure to cover them completely with sauce, also. Add water if needed, add more sauce if needed. Also, you can add some kielbasa sausage (or an approximate beef equivalent if you don't eat pork) to the pot as well; it tastes quite good served with cabbage rolls.

...Yep, I think that's all I have to say right now. Happy cooking!

Date: 2009-12-16 05:07 am (UTC)
liara_shadowsong: (Default)
From: [personal profile] liara_shadowsong
*looks at how much space the 'comment' filled with suggestions took up* Wow, I am such a loser. But maybe some S_D members will make really yummy cabbage rolls now.

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Date: 2009-12-16 05:49 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] dragcub
Anyone here ever thrown flour on a fire? Cause...."smother" doesn't seem to describe that accurately.

Date: 2009-12-16 06:15 am (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
Too bad they didn't really have a handle on Wanda's powers when this was done, as having a cook who can alter probability is totally the way to go in any kitchen.

Date: 2009-12-16 07:56 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Anyone notice how the illustration of the 'Americana Hero' looks conspicuously yummier than the actual recipe? I mean, maybe it's just 'cause I don't like mustard, so I doubt that I'd appreciate that sandwhich in any case, but still - look at that hero sandwich Cap's holding. Doesn't that look good? Let's see, there's lettuce... tomatoes... what is that he's munching on, a meatball? So, OK, a meatball sub with lettuce and tomatoes; that doesn't sound too bad. From my limited experience with such things, there's probably a cheese sauce, too - mmm. Instead, if we follow the recipe, we'll get a ham and cheese (BOILED ham, no less - vas is das 'boiled ham'? That sounds DISGUSTING!) sub spread with a margarine-mustard (I'd change that to butter, but it still doesn't sound good) mixture and put in the oven wrapped in foil. (I call shenanigans! Don't wrap the damn thing in foil; preheat the oven to broil while you're making the sandwich, and put it under the broiler for two or three minutes - that'll melt the cheese, anyway.) How does Captain America get a delicious meatball sub while enforcing this ham and cheese margarine-mustard thing on us? IT"S NOT FAIR!
That being said, Dr. Strange's stew actually sounds pretty good, and the muffin recipe sounds all right. I'm hungry for more! (Actually, now I'm just hungry, period.)

Date: 2009-12-16 12:03 pm (UTC)
tzipwich: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tzipwich
That Galactus pancake thing does not look good.

Date: 2009-12-17 09:32 am (UTC)
superfangirl1: (Default)
From: [personal profile] superfangirl1
Dear DC and Marvel,next time it a crossover event get plan out between you two. May I suggest a iron chef like competition competition between the two worlds?

Come on pretty please;who wouldn't love ollie chili vs deadpool four alarm fire of hell?

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