Each year, the U.K. publishing magazine The Bookseller and the Diagram Group open a vote to the British public to decide which author should win the coveted prize of weirdest book title of the year. The 2011 Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year went to Cooking with Poo by Saiyuud Diwong. The title might sound unsavory in English, but “Poo” is the Thai word for crab, and it’s also chef and author Diwong’s nickname. Strangely enough, another similarly titled book, Cooking with Pooh as in Disney’s Winnie, existed before Diwong’s culinary guide. (Clearly the potty humor wasn’t lost on the Amazon customer reviewers.)
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