Mar 30 2012
A Thai cookbook has won this year's Diagram Prize for oddest book title of the year. Cooking With Poo is written by Bangkok chef Saiyuud Diwong whose nickname is Poo - which is Thai for "crab". Diwong runs a cookery school for locals and tourists in the city's largest slum, alongside the charitable organization that published the book.
The runners up were Mr Andoh's Pennine Diary: Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge by Stephen Curry and Takayoshi Andoh; and The Great Singapore Penis Panic and the Future of American Mass Hysteria by Scott D Mendelson's
Blood at the Root
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