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Adventures in food for curious cooks.

Follow A Series of Unfortunate Recipes

Unfortunate Cooking

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Follow A Series of Unfortunate Recipes

Lynley Jones

This photograph of Stephano eating all the potstickers was taken by a Netflix henchperson, and is too disturbing for most viewers.

Dear Reader,

By now you are probably aware that A Series of Unfortunate Events was dutifully written by Lemony Snicket to tell the true tale of misery endured by Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of Count Olaf, and to clear his own name.

I have assumed the grim duty of carefully re-creating the miserable meals the Baudelaires were subjected to, and writing about it on this website, where you will find Season 1 and Season 2 of my Vexingly Foodish Documentation.

If you are not currently busy escaping from a stylish elevator shaft, you may choose to follow along by email here:

Start from Scratch:

If you are new here, you should probably spend your time on nicer websites. But if you insist, you can begin at The Bland Beginning with recipes from Books 1-4 of the series and Season 1 of the Netflix series:

Subscribe to the Season 1 recipes: The Bland Beginning

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Or, Begin in the Middle

If you have already cooked along with Season 1 and are a glutton for punishment, you can enter The Messy Middle with recipes from Books 5-9 and Season 2 of the Netflix series: 

Subscribe to the Season 2 recipes: The Messy Middle

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Please remember, you are my last hope that delicious food can again be enjoyed by the general public.

With all due respect,

Lynley Jones, Proprietress, Adventure Kitchen