With the advent of celebrity chefs and bestselling cookbooks, there has never been a time when cookery has played such a large part in so many people's lives. Never has it been more appropriate to publish Recipes for Disaster. This collection uncovers catering calamities from all over the world; including amusing misprints in advice columns and recipes, truc stories of restaurants resembling Fawlty Towers, hilarious advertising campaigns, unfortunate food-related incidents and bizarre regional specialities. For eggsample, in the sixties, readers of the Observer were encouraged to: 'Buy really good eggs, preferably from hens that you know, one per person.' Or consider the waiter who dealt with a complaint by simply popping the offending article into his mouth and exclaiming 'This is not a cockroach, it is a delicious onion.' Contains amusing illustrations throughout.