Whatever your (public) opinions are about Fifty Shades of Grey and the calculated frenzy behind the film version’s Valentine’s Day release, here’s an instance of jumping on the bandwagon that feels pretty brilliant to us: The Fifty Shades of Chicken cookbook.
The self-proclaimed parody in a cookbook — written by an author who has wisely chosen not to use their real name, but the pseudonym FL Fowler — actually contains 50 thoughtful and approachable chicken recipes, sorted by level of difficulty.
For beginners, there is “The Novice Bird,” followed by “Falling to Pieces” for those ready to deal with the chicken parts and bits, and finally, “Birds Gone Wild” addresses those with “advanced techniques.”
Every few pages, the shirtless “rescuer” is featured in all his glory, displaying some fancy knot work which you can choose to keep in the kitchen, or not.
The book also includes a few segments written in the style of Fifty Shades of Grey, with “Miss Hen” and her “rescuer,” which the squeamish can skip.
50 Shades of Chicken is available for purchase on Amazon.
For more romantic ideas, check out The Daily Meal's Guide to Valentine's Day.