Hoxton Street Monster Supplies Cookbook

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We’re dead proud to announce the publication of the Hoxton Street Monster Supplies Cookbook, which we recently designed for Octopus Books and the Ministry of Stories.

Here’s the blurb:

‘For hundreds of years, Hoxton Street Monster Supplies has been supplying quality goods for the Living, Dead and Undead – and this, its classic recipe book, has been in use for just as long. Now, for the first time, it has been adapted for use by humans. So whether you are entertaining trolls, hosting a vampire soirée or expecting zombies round for tea, you can make delicious treats to suit every occasion. With recipes and handy hints for monster housekeeping, this classic tome is an essential addition to every home, lair, cave, swamp or fiery pit.’

Here a photos of a few spreads:

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The book has been brilliantly written by Cara Frost-Sharratt, with a few additions by We Made This. The wonderful illustrations are by the fantastic Caroline Church, and they really make the book.

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We looked at Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management, classic Victorian cookbook, for inspiration. So as with that, our book features a few pages of adverts at the front and back. This pair of ads are for The Collywobbles, and for Grimm & Co., the amazing Apothecary for Magical Beings in Rotherham.

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Here’s a short promotional film, showing the making of some Fresh Maggot Brownies:

(You can see some more of the films here.)

The book is available from Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, with profits going to the Ministry of Stories – and it’s rather perfect for Halloween…

Oh, and there’s also a US edition, titled The Monster’s Cookbook, which is out later this month.

  • Wonderful! This is going on my Christmas list. I will be pestering my local bookshop immediately.