Alison Tannenbaum (a real-life neuroscientist and road kill taxidermist) and August A. Imholtz, Jr. (an expert in both dead and various live languages), both long-time Carrollians in possession of an exceptional wit, have co-authored a most intriguing and entertaining book, Alice Eats Wonderland, rightly described as "an irreverent annotated cookbook." It's also a copiously illustrated Alician parody of sorts in which we follow our heroine around the traditional twelve chapters of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland where she hungrily views the familiar cast of characters as potential food items. The accompanying text presents the reader with a delightful, intriguing, fascinating, and, in the spirit of things I might add--delicious--combination of literature, science, history, cooking, dead languages (thankfully translated), and best of all--humor--along with the genuine recipes (some ancient and others just strange) for preparing some very unlikely dishes. Whether or not you would actually want to prepare any of these exotic (or in some cases, repulsive) dishes it is hard to say, but whether you are a cook or not the recipes, their ingredients and history are fascinating reading. Here you will find everything from Iguana Tamales (a modification of a modern recipe) to Stuffed Dormouse (a fourth century recipe from Caelius Apicius) to Jugged Hare (an English favorite) to hotchi-witchi (Gypsy-style Roast Hedgehog, a Romany entrée from the early 19th century, or earlier). You may even find yourself laughing and gagging simultaneously. Even the index is funny! Get extra copies for your friends and family as presents for birthdays, marriages, divorces, and emergency surgeries (you'll have them laughing even if they're in pain).