Time to Play: REAL Cookbook or CROCK Cookbook? – Cooking with a Serial Killer

Cooking with a Serial Killer, written by Dorothea Puente, convicted in 1993 of poisoning three residents at her Sacramento boarding house, burying them in her backyard, and cashing their social security checks. Her cookbook includes recipes for chipotle ketchup, Mexican chicken-gizzard soup, veggie burgers, and tamales prison-style. And guess what, the recipes aren’t hers either.

What do you think? Real Cookbook or Crock Cookbook?


It’s REAL!
Dorothea Helen Puente (January 9, 1929 – March 27, 2011) was a convicted American murderer. In the 1980s, Puente ran a boarding house in Sacramento, California, and cashed the Social Security checks of her elderly and mentally disabled boarders. Those who complained were killed and buried in her yard

In 1998, she began corresponding with Shane Bugbee, who conducted an extensive interview with her over the course of several years. She began sending him various recipes, and, in 2004, Cooking with a Serial Killer was released. It included a lengthy interview, almost 50 recipes, and various pieces of prison art sent to Bugbee by the convicted murderess.

More on Murderess/Cook Book Author Dorothea Puente here.

Buy Cooking with a Serial Killer here!

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