Cabich, bird fude, nodiles, buttmilk, dog yogurt, bannes, hare sope, cream of salary soup.*
What do these things have in common? They're all items from real grocery lists. Whose lists? Who knows. They were found discarded in shopping carts, dropped on supermarket floors and parking lots, even tucked in returned library books.
These lists have been collected into the volume you are now holding. Peek inside to see what people will write on scraps of paper they never expect anyone else to see. Marvel at the unusual combinations of food the average person shops for. You'll find yourself captivated by this unexpected and off-kilter glimpse into the lives of those around you. Separated into chapters—funny lists, sad lists, unhealthy lists, organized lists—the book also includes commentary by the author and some delicious recipes created from found grocery lists.
If we are what we eat, then this book reveals deep and strange truths about the average food shopper … not to mention more mundane facts: a lot of people love vodka, banana is actually very difficult to spell, and butter used to be dyed yellow using marigolds.
*Translation: Cabbage, bird food, noodles, buttermilk, dog yogurt (duh), bananas, shampoo, cream of celery soup.
What HOW Magazine's Executive Editor, Sarah Whitman, has to say:
Take a break from your work and enjoy a laugh at these real-life grocery lists. This book is so funny, I bought it for my entire family for Christmas.