Bangkok resident Saiyuud Diwong’s recipe cookbook ‘Cooking With Poo’ has won the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year award. It should be noted that though the book does contain Thai recipes, it does not have recipes that use any actual type of excrement as an ingredient. Keep in mind however, that depending on where the actual ingredients for any recipe are sourced, they may contain traces of poo, as clearly shown by last year’s Ecoli outbreak in the USA.
Here’s the top 7 list:
1) Cooking with Poo by Saiyuud Diwong (Urban Neighbours of Hope) 38%
2) Mr Andoh’s Pennine Diary: Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge by Stephen Curry and Takayoshi Andoh (Royd Press) 22%
3) The Great Singapore Penis Panic and the Future of American Mass Hysteria by Scott D Mendelson (Createspace) 13%
4) Estonian Sock Patterns All Around the World by Aino Praakli (Elmatar) 12%
5) The Mushroom in Christian Art by John A Rush (North Atlantic Books) 8%
6) A Taxonomy of Office Chairs by Jonathan Olivares (Phaidon) 4%
7) A Century of Sand Dredging in the Bristol Channel: Volume Two by Peter Gosson (Amberley) 3%
Had I been on the voting council, I would have voted for the very useful How To Poo At Work a book written for those people who don’t know how to poo at work and that instead of using the restroom, keep crapping on the boss’ rug in his office.