Omnivore - The rise of the comic cookbook

Comic cookbooks newest trend among chefs.


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There are a few key elements that make a comic book superhero. Most importantly are their superhuman powers. Could that be the reason behind the trend of chefs joining the likes of Wolverine and Spider-Man in comic book form? I mean, they do have incredible tasting abilities and not to mention the capability to create dishes that can recall us to another place and time.

According to chef Chris Cosentino of San Fransico's Incanto:

"Chefs have become culture icons, not unlike comic-book heroes and villains, and food crosses over to everything."

Whatever the reason, there has been a definite trend of chefs crossing into the realm of the superhuman.

Atlanta's own Eli Kirshtein was featured in "Spider-Man: A Meal to Die For" back in February 2011. The comic features Peter Parker taking his date to meet the chef in a high-end New York restaurant, but the date is compromised by Mysterio and Kirshtein joins Spider-Man to save the day.

Chef Chris Cosentino has also become involved with Marvel in creating a comic book featuring Wolverine in the city of San Francisco.