The Gallery of Regrettable Food by James Lileks, 192 pages
Wow...never has a book about food been so unappetizing. Lileks excerpts and snarkily comments on "classic" American cookbooks, making fun of everything from the recipes themselves to the photos of food to the chefs and models who appear alongside the unfortunate dishes. A good laugh — particularly the sections on aspics and organ meats — but definitely nothing you'd want to read while eating. Or if you just ate. Or will be eating soon.