The Serial Killer Cookbook: True Crime Trivia and Disturbingly Delicious Last Meals from Death Row's Most Infamous Killers and Murderers

The Serial Killer Cookbook: True Crime Trivia and Disturbingly Delicious Last Meals from Death Row's Most Infamous Killers and Murderers

by Ashley Lecker


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Bring your love of true crime into the kitchen with meals ranging from the bizarre (a single unpitted black olive) to the gluttonous (a dozen deep-fried shrimp, a bucket of fried chicken, French fries, and a pound of strawberries), inspired by Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and other notorious death row inmates.

The perfect gift for murderinos and true crime fans, The Serial Killer Cookbook: Last Meals pairs serial killer trivia with the recipes of the meals these killers ate during their final hours. With full-color photos, chilling true crime facts, and easy-to-follow steps, you’ll be cooking up killer meals in no time. This collection of recipes is both delicious and surprising, and spans breakfast staples to indulgent desserts, including:

  • Seared Steak, Hash Browns, Toast, and Fried Eggs (given to but not eaten by Ted Bundy, serial killer)
  • Chicken Parmesan and Alfredo Pasta (eaten by Ruth Snyder, murderer)
  • Justice, Equality, and World Peace (eaten by Odell Barnes, murderer)
  • Mac and Cheese (eaten by Gustavo Julian Garcia, murderer)
  • And much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781646040230
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 04/21/2020
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 136,124
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ashley Lecker is a true crime lover, avid recipe developer, barre lover, and general history nerd. She is a graduate of Edgewood College in Madison, WI, and UW-Green Bay. Ashley previously worked in the public sector for the House of Representatives and at a nonprofit before obtaining her teaching license. She currently works in the local school system and in recipe development while publishing her blog, Cheese Curd in Paradise. Ashley lives in Green Bay, WI, with her husband, two sons, and cats. She enjoys traveling with her family, watching the Green Bay Packers, and drinking a cold beer on her patio.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

A Bit about Last Meals 1

A Bit about this Cookbook 1

A Bit about the Trivia 2

Last Meal Recipes 3

Stephen Wayne Anderson 5

Grilled Cheese 5

Joe Arridy 5

No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream 6

Odell Barnes 8

Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls 8

Lemon and Olive Oil-Infused Butter 10

William Bonin 11

No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream 12

Lawrence Russell Brewer 14

Chicken-Fried Steak With Gravy and Onions 15

Robert Anthony Buell 18

Single-Olive Tapenade 19

Ted Bundy 20

Seared Steak 22

Alton Coleman 25

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy 25

Green Onion and Peppercorn Drop Biscuits 26

Francis Crowley 27

A Bowl of Melted Ice Cream 28

Allen Lee Davis 31

Baked Herb-Butter Garlic Bread 31

John David Duty 33

Cherry Limeade 33

Mona Fandey (Nur Maznah Binti Ismail) 35

Coleslaw 36

Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck 39

Caramelized Onion and Cheese Omelet 39

John Wayne Gacy 41

Crispy Fried Chicken 42

Deep-Fried Shrimp 44

Gustavo Julian Garcia 45

Creamy One-Pot Mac and Cheese 47

Ronnie Lee Gardner 48

Apple Pie 49

Thomas J. Grasso 51

Homemade Spaghetti-Oh's 52

Fritz Haarmann 54

Double-Chocolate Coffee Pudding 55

Bruno Richard Hauptmann 56

Crudités Platter with Herb-Dill Dip 57

Peter Kürten 59

Fried Potatoes and Onions 60

Homemade German Schnitzel 62

Timothy McVeigh 63

Mint Chip Ice Cream 64

Eric Nance 67

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Chocolate Chip Ice Cream 67

Charles Peace 69

Oven-Baked Bacon 69

Ricky Ray Rector 70

Pecan Pie 71

Danny Rolling 72

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake 73

Classic Southern Sweet Tea 76

Michael Bruce Ross 77

Chicken à La King 79

Gary Carl Simmons, Jr 81

No-Churn Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream 81

Strawberry Milkshakes 82

Perry Smith and Richard Hickock 83

Homemade French Fries 83

Ruth Snyder 87

Chicken Parmesan with Fettuccine Alfredo 87

Gerald Stano 89

Salt-Crusted Baked Potato 91

Charles Starkweather 93

Cold-Cut Sandwiches 93

Pablo Lucio Vasquez 95

Butterscotch Brownies 95

Homemade Fruit Punch 96

Coy Wayne Wesbrook 97

Buttery Garlic Green Beans 97

Herb-Baked Chicken Quarters 98

Creamy Mashed Potatoes 99

Hastings Arthur Wise 101

Individual Banana Puddings 101

Bobby Wayne Woods 102

Chocolate Layer Cake 102

Philip Workman 105

Veggie Pizza 105

Eric Wrinkles 109

Thick Pan-Seared Pork Chops 109

Hearty Mixed Greens Chopped Salad 110

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing 111

Aileen Wuornos 113

Hamburgers 113

Conclusion 115

Conversions 116

Recipe Index 118

Acknowledgments 119

About The Author 120

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