Rutabaga, the Adventure Chef

Rutabaga, the Adventure Chef

Book - 2015
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
In a world where there are dragons, wyverns, and haunted squash, you’d figure someone would have recipes for them, right?

Rutabaga and his magic cooking pot, Pot, join young adventurers Winnifred, Manny, and Beef on a quest to defeat a dragon, discover new ingredients, find monsters to have for and/or to dinner, and to save the day through cooking. Rutabaga will dare any danger to uncover new tastes, and there’s a whole world full of food to try—from roasted mud leech to spider soup to peanut butter on crackers. His heroic recipes combine real ingredients, fantasy ingredients, and real ingredients that sound fantastical. Rutabaga the Adventure Chef is the perfect adventure for any kid grossed out when something weird shows up on the dinner table.

Baker & Taylor
Rutabaga and his magic cooking pot join three young adventurers on a culinary quest to defeat a dragon, discover new ingredients and identify monsters to invite to, or eat for, dinner. Simultaneous.

Publisher: New York : Abrams, c2015
ISBN: 9781419713804
Branch Call Number: J GX COL
Characteristics: 127 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,20 cm.


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Sep 16, 2017

This book is SO good it is one of the best graphic novels i have read i can read it over and over without getting bored at all the story plot is very interesting with Rutabaga as a adventure chef traveling the world to make the best recipes the book is very enjoyable you should read it

JCLChrisK Oct 29, 2015

As a long-time (sporadic) player of role-playing games (the analog, table top variety), I find myself always looking for new and interesting reasons to explain why my characters have taken up adventuring lifestyles when I create their backstories and motivations. "Fighting evil" gets bland and generic after a while, and "boredom-relief and loot" doesn't make for very interesting personalities. In Rutabaga, author Eric Colossal has come up with a fun, new twist:

"Having grown bored of the standard food offerings available in towns and inns, I now travel the land, searching for strange and magical ingredients to add to my cookbook! . . . I've cooked some amazing things no one has ever eaten before! Some day I hope to open my own restaurant and really wow people with my creations!"

Not proficient with any weapons or very good in a crisis, Rutabaga finds his quest keeps leading him into dangerous situations regardless. Luckily, he also finds his culinary skills useful in unexpected and helpful ways more often than not. Drawn in a cartoonish style that seems influenced by some digital RPGs, this is a book full of humor, adventure (duh), and fun. It also includes some very tasty looking recipes.

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