Morbid Meals on HorrorAddicts.net

What follows is a collection of links to recipes that I have written for the HorrorAddicts.net blog and podcast.

  • Morbid Meals – Tribute to The Stuff
    EXAMINATION About the only thing we know about The Stuff is that “enough is never enough”. It was discovered oozing up from the ground at a petroleum chemical plant in the 80’s and it was very tasty, addictive, and mind-altering, all before it eventually caused consumers to explode. We sent in a cra …
  • Morbid Meals – Tribute to Motel Hell – Farmer Vincent’s Fritters
    EXAMINATION Fritters are a great way to use up some of the leftover meats you have from previous meals, or from any stash you might have lying around. Farmer Vincent’s Fritters were very special indeed, as he used some of his famous smoked meats. Don’t bother asking what kind of meats they were, how …
  • Morbid Meals – Tribute to Se7en – Spaghetti alla Carbonara
    EXAMINATION It would be a deadly sin to stuff your face with box pasta and canned sauce. Or worse—canned spaghetti—like that poor bastard in the thriller, Se7en. Besides, I think we’ve had enough tomato recipes for now. What I love about Carbonara is that I can avoid the usual acidic tomato sauces a …
  • Morbid Meals – Killer BLT – Tribute to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
    EXAMINATION In the cult classic black comedy, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, one of the random acts of violence perpetrated by these deadly nightshades was that a man was attacked by a BLT sandwich. What a horribly boring way to die. If I’m going to go out, I think that should be one killer BLT. Her …
  • Morbid Meals – Homemade Twinkies in Tribute to Ghostbusters and Zombieland
    EXAMINATION “Tell him about the Twinkie, Ray.” In the original Ghostbusters movie, Dr. Egon Spengler portrayed by the late, great Harold Ramis compared the usual psychokinetic activity in New York to the size of a Twinkie. Of course, with all of the increased supernatural shenanigans, that relative …
  • Morbid Meals – Tribute to Shaun of the Dead – Strawberry Cornettos
    EXAMINATION For ice cream sundae treats in America we have King Cones and Drumsticks, but the rest of the civilized world has the Cornetto. In Shaun of the Dead, a couple of mates share a pair of Strawberry Cornetto cones which were bought while blissfully not noticing the zombies shuffling down the …
  • Morbid Meals – Tribute to Beetlejuice – Shrimp Cocktail
    EXAMINATION DAY-OH! Dayyyyy-ohhhh… Beetlejuice may be the ghost with the most, but Delia can sure throw a party. It ain’t a shindig until the shrimp cocktail is served. Take my advice, however, and share your feast with your ghostly guests rather than make them angry; your shrimp cocktail will thank …
  • Morbid Meals – Tribute to Misery – Tomato Bisque
    EXAMINATION Misery is probably my favorite of the movies based on Stephen King’s novels. It is a taut thriller with no supernatural elements, which is uncommon for his adaptations. My favorite scene is the one where Annie serves Paul some soup as she discusses his latest manuscript. When she gets ov …
  • Morbid Meals – Tribute to Creepshow – Father’s Day Ice Cream Cake
      EXAMINATION As a father, I totally understand the motivation of the Dad in Creepshow. Though, I wouldn’t take my obsession with Father’s Day cake as far as he did. Probably. Best not to test me. Here’s my recommendation for a delicious ice cream and brownie cake that’s super easy to make so you ha …
  • Morbid Meals – Tribute to Silence of the Lambs – Beef Liver with Braised Fava Beans
    EXAMINATION Liver gets a bad rap. It says a lot about a meat that folks typically cover up their poorly prepared liver with something as strong as onions. However, with the right preparation and sauce, liver is more tender and just as delicious as any cut of beef. Leave it to Hannibal Lecter to sugg …
  • Morbid Meals – Tribute to The Exorcist – Split Pea Soup
    Split Pea Soup EXAMINATION Linda Blair plays a child possessed by the devil in The Exorcist, the classic horror flick from 1973. In what is probably the most memorable scene in cinema, horror or otherwise, she vomits up her dinner of split pea soup in an impossible 360 degree spray. I’m sure that as …
  • Morbid Meals – Tribute to The Lost Boys – Lo Mein and Rice
    My favorite movie (ever) is The Lost Boys. I grew up with that model of biker punk teen vampires long before modern authors came along and gave us kinder, gentler anemic vamps. These guys were jerks rather than actually evil, though. Take for instance, the classic scene where David gives Michael som …
  • Morbid Meals – Red Velvet Halloween
    Halloween is once again upon us and rather than share more recipes for pumpkin-spice everything, I opted for some bloody good red velvet cake recipes! I was originally going to present a recipe for red velvet cupcakes with shattered sugar glass shards, with some tips on how to make the “glass”. My s …
  • Morbid Meals – Upside-Down Pizza
    EXAMINATION The Hanged Man Tarot card suggests that we need to get a new perspective on whatever is in our way. A challenge that I often face is not knowing what to make for dinner for me and my family. So how about we take a popular family dinner decision — pizza night — and turn it upside-down! Th …
  • Morbid Meals – Conjurer’s Cookies
    EXAMINATION The Magician will never divulge their secret, and with most of their illusions, truly if you knew how they were done, you’d be disappointed. Such is not the case with cooking, in my mind. Knowing not only the ingredients, but the recipe, for your favorite dish, is crucial, but learning t …
  • Morbid Meals – Skillet Hermit Cookies
    EXAMINATION For the Hermit card, I originally pondered finding a recipe that would serve just one person. However, I love to cook for my family so I don’t think I even know how to cook for just one person. I haven’t done that since I was a bachelor. So instead I pondered other types of hermits. Herm …
  • Morbid Meals – Queen of Hearts’ Tarts
    EXAMINATION The Empress Tarot card inspired me to recall one of my favorite nursery rhymes. Originally published in 1782, it is more famously presented as evidence against the Knave of Hearts in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland. “The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, all on a sum …
  • Morbid Meals – Haggis Burgers
    EXAMINATION Contemplating The World tarot card was tricky. I wanted to prepare a dish that would represent the melding of more than one culture. But, which cultures? Plus, this being Morbid Meals, I wanted something… unusual. Bizarre even. That’s when I thought of one of my favorite chefs, Andrew Zi …
  • Morbid Meals – Chicken à la King
    For the Emperor tarot card, I chose one of my very favorite recipes that is fit for king and peasant alike: Chicken à la King. EXAMINATION I used to call Chicken à la King the “Triple Threat” because whenever I made it, I used three canned foods: cream of mushroom soup, diced chicken, and a vegetabl …
  • Morbid Meals – Divinity
    For the Hierophant (or Pope) tarot card, I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes for a divine treat. EXAMINATION Divinity is a pecan nougat candy that is extremely popular in the Southern United States. Everyone’s mama makes this, usually from traditions passed on rather than written recipes. D …
  • Morbid Meals – Black Blood Truffles
    I think it says a lot about me that when I pondered The Lovers tarot card, that I immediately thought of vampires. Add in the fact that KBatz is discussing the movie “Only Lovers Left Alive” for this episode, and this card’s imagery was even more inspired. So I created a recipe that might embody som …
  • Morbid Meals – Canniburgers
    EXAMINATION Have you ever wondered? You know… What does human meat taste like? Putting these recipes together has encouraged me to ponder this question. You know it was going to come up. Well, thanks to Chef Jim Thomlinson of London Mess, we now have an interesting approximation. Jim and his conspir …
  • Morbid Meals – Minuit Sandwich
    EXAMINATION I have a crazy diet, as you may recall, that can be very strict but is for my own good. Yet, every now and then, I eat something against my better judgement. For The Judgement tarot card I wanted to share with you all one of my craziest creations, a delicious abandonment of judgement. Tw …
  • Morbid Meals – Berry Fool
    EXAMINATION According to The Berry Bible, Berry Fools most likely get their name from the French word foulé, meaning “crushed or pressed.” Featuring berries and cream, a berry fool is a delicious treat that only a fool would pass up. That makes it the perfect compliment to The Fool tarot card, and a …
  • Morbid Meals – Carne Adovada
    To pay homage to the Tarot card theme of the Wicked Women Writers and Masters of Macabre challenges, all of the recipes featured for this season of Horror Addicts will be based on the Major Arcana Tarot cards. First up, a figure that shows up in more than one horror story, The Devil! Carne Adovada E …
  • Morbid Meals – Zombie Punch
    EXAMINATION Over eighty years later, the undead grandfather of tiki cocktails, the Zombie, is still quite popular today. Created by legendary mixmaster Don the Beachcomber in 1934, the original Zombie Punch was a closely guarded trade secret in his day. Because of this, it is one of the most replica …
  • Morbid Meals – Holiday Spirits
    When it comes to the holiday spirits, I’m not talking about the Ghost of Christmas Past, or that chain-rattling spectre of Jacob Marley. No, I speak of something even more frightening: Holiday Hooch! As the song goes, “Baby, it’s cold outside.” One sure way to stay warm is with a little nightcap. It …
  • Morbid Meals – Turkeystein’s Monstrosity
    Deep in the Louisiana bayou, the Cajuns tell the tale of a mad scientist who defied nature to create a hybrid beast, from a chicken, a duck, and a turkey! Herr Doktor Thomas von Turkeystein suceeded with his tasty abomination, the turducken, and I have discovered his secret notes which I will share …
  • Morbid Meals – Edgar Allan PIE
    Three tasty tarts! EXAMINATION Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of culinary lore… Egg nog, the quintessential holiday drink, made with eggs, cream, and copious amounts of booze, is essentially uncooked custard with alcohol. It has be …
  • Morbid Meals – Chocolate Coconut Oblivion Cake
    EXAMINATION Death by chocolate seems like a great way to go. My favorite recipe comes from a cookbook called A Taste of Murder. This killer culinary collection was edited by Jo Grossman and Robert Weibezahl and contains recipes written by authors of mystery novels. Their recipe to undertake Death by …
  • Morbid Meals – Feeding the Lwas Red Beans and Rice
    EXAMINATION Vodou is a religion that fascinates me. Unlike the possession of the cheerleader in “Jennifer’s Body”, the spirits that Vodou practitioners commune with are very different. Those spirits are known as Lwa, and are believed to be spirits of the dead who have been elevated to a saintly leve …
  • Morbid Meals – Recipe Redemption: Sweetbreads
    EXAMINATION It is time for a Recipe Redemption! Back in June, I presented a recipe for a gourmet preparation of sweetbreads. It was OK, but it was a lot of effort for just “OK”. In another one of my kooky cookbooks I found a much simplified version. The cookbook is Recipe for Murder: Frightfully Goo …
  • Morbid Meals – Irish Wake Cake
    One of the traditions of attending an Irish wake is to take something to feed and comfort the family during their grief. Even if the family doesn’t practice “sitting up with the dead“, a potluck gathering often is held to remember the deceased. One such dish is an Irish Wake Cake. Click to view slid …
  • Morbid Meals – Sanguinaccio Dolce Gelato
    Oh the weather outside is frightful, enough to make us melt. What we need is some ice scream. I have just the bloody good treat for us all. That is, as long as you are not squeamish. Why? Because the time has come for a recipe featuring pig’s blood. That’s right, we’re making a “Sundae, bloody sunda …
  • Morbid Meals – Ris de veau à la crème
    Imagine if you will, that you are a foodie with macabre tendencies. You collect odd cookbooks from strange authors and chefs. One day, as you aimlessly peruse the used books at the local thrift shop, you spy the spine of a book that catches your eye. Did that one say Vincent Price?You go back, and p …
  • Morbid Meals – Paprika Hendl with Mamaliga from Stoker’s DRACULA
    EXAMINATION My favorite vampire novel ever, hands down without question, is Bram Stoker’s immortal DRACULA. This Victorian era novel may not be as thrilling as modern stories, but it is a snapshot of its era. Furthermore, part of the brilliance of the novel is the epistolary nature of its telling. F …
  • Morbid Meals – Poppy Seed Flat Bread from The Dracula Cookbook
    EXAMINATION Marina Polvay (1928-2002) was the author of one of my cherished cookbooks, The Dracula Cookbook (published in 1978 and again later in 2000). Her love of Count Dracula inspired her to travel to Transylvania to find authentic recipes for her collection which eventually became this wonderfu …
  • Morbid Meals – Mrs. Lovett’s Pies
    For the inaugural Morbid Meal, in honor of our discussion of the Sweeney Todd movies and plays, I wanted to peruse the nefarious cookbook of Mrs. Lovett. Sadly, this treasured tome has been lost to the ages. It was probably either confiscated as evidence or lost in one of many fires on Fleet Street. …