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The Neo-Decadent Cookbook

edited by Brendan Connell and Justin Isis

Humangerie by Sarah Doyle and Allen Ashley

170 pages

Published August 2020

Have you ever sautéed geometrical sex or eaten fate from the breasts of Minerva? Adjust your palate to the times with the Neo-Decadent Cookbook, the ONLY approved guide to the preparation of metaphysical concepts and other abstractions, alongside recipes likely to cause lasting changes to your internal organs. Editors Brendan Connell and Justin Isis have assembled a diverse list of contributors from around the world, each with their own stylistically novel take on culinary apotheosis. Fragments of fiction, poetry and instructional material will guide you towards a suitably delectable climax. TRUE UNDERSTANDING AND SCIENCE EXPLODE!


Manifesto of Neo-Decadent Cooking - Brendan Connell and Justin Isis
The Bias of Affinity - Ross Scott-Buccleuch
London in Three Courses: First Course - David Rix
The Mushroom Omelette - Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze
The Devil’s Alchemist - Jason Rolfe
Koliva - Daniel Corrick
Household Hints - Brendan Connell
Cooking Australia - Colby Smith
Heavenly Victuals - Jessica Sequeira
The Vertical Table - Justin Isis
London in Three Courses: Second Course - David Rix
Some Necessary Words on the Subject of Fruit - Quentin S. Crisp
The Immaculate Scrambled Automat - Damian Murphy
Revolt of the Kitchens - Jessica Sequeira
The Wild Hunt - Douglas Thompson
Machines that Eat Flowers - Justin Isis
Seeds - Ursula Pflug
The Night-Drinkers - Jason Rolfe
Insalata di parole - Brendan Connell
A Food Critic’s Nightmare - Jessica Sequeira
London in Three Courses: Third Course - David Rix
My Dream Vacation - Lawrence Burton
Nettle Tea - Ursula Pflug
The Enteric Universe - Justin Isis

Brendan Connell was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1970. His works of fiction include Unpleasant Tales (Eibonvale Press, 2013), The Architect (PS Publishing, 2012), Lives of Notorious Cooks (Chômu Press, 2012), Miss Homicide Plays the Flute (Eibonvale Press, 2013), Jottings from a Far Away Place (Snuggly Books, 2015), and Cannibals of West Papua (Zagava, 2015).

Justin Isis has lived in Tokyo for close to ten years. His collections include I Wonder What Human Flesh Tastes Like (2011) and Welcome to the Arms Race (2016) from Chômu Press, and Pleasant Tales II from Snuggly Books (2018), as well as the poetry collection Divorce Procedures For the Hairdressers of a Metallic and Inconstant Goddess (2016). He has previously edited Chômu Press’s Dadaoism anthology (2012), Marked to Die: A Tribute to Mark Samuels (Snuggly Books, 2016), and Drowning in Beauty: The Neo-Decadent Anthology (Snuggly Books, 2018). His stories have appeared in Postscripts and a number of anthologies.


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