The Steampunk Cookbook:
A Culinary Adventure by Jeff Mach and the Steampunk World’s Fair
Where would Steampunks be without the glories of our cuisine? Well, for one thing, we would be hungry, and complaining bitterly about the lack of tea. But on a somewhat more serious note, one of the things we first noticed when we world’s largest Steampunk festival is this: Steampunk is not simply an adventure for the mind, or the imagination alone. It is an adventure in music, in dance, in activity and action, in fellowship, in adding delights for each and every one of the individual senses. It is, in short, precisely that thing most poised to delight the heart of any chef, amateur or professional. It is a very literal feast for both spirit and body.
Within the pages of this tome, you will find recipes new, old, traditional and groundbreaking, original and modified. Their shared point of commonality is that they emerge from that limitless wellspring of imagination which is Steampunk, and all of the fantastic worlds near and around it!
Also, all of these things taste pretty fabulous. Let’s not forget that part. I warn you that the sheer delight we took in capturing and preparing these ideas….may very possibly have spilled over into moments of joy, in musicality, exuberance, eccentricity, and silliness of the highest order. After all, we are Steampunks. It is our goal to make the world a more ridiculous, a more sublime, and more delicious place.
A secret underwater lair underneath Alternative Universe London
September 42nd, 1826