“The recipes came second actually . The bad puns based on recipe names came first. Don't ask me to figure out the mad alchemy that passes for Mike's thought processes. That's how it started. Giggle-worthy book name puns, and then what to fill it with. It's just how he works. We chose recipes or dishes that would compliment the names.
After that, it has been a matter of research, trial and error and experimentation to get working, delicious dishes. Mike's pretty good at that part, but it's his wife Maggie and I who provide all the actual cooking skill. I have some recipes from southern Maryland to pull from and I did WANT to be a chef… I know what I like and what tastes good and what tastes amazing. We aimed for the amazing by the way.
We're not professional chefs, but have a consultant who is a pro. She is actually providing the preparing and venue for the top pledge. Thanks for the question. - Tom (The Disembodied Voice)”