Joe Zaso made a name for himself as one of indie horror’s most charming leading men, but ultimately discovered that his favorite knives were located in the kitchen. In 2012 – after two decades of fighting demons, zombies, inbred hillbillies, and masked slashers – Zaso founded Cafe Himbo, a brand based around cooking his treasured family recipes, and sharing those from his close friends in the horror industry.
His debut book, The Cafe Himbo Cookbook, featured recipes from Catherine Mary Stewart (NIGHT OF THE COMET), Rutanya Alda (AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION), and many more. It was followed in annual succession by The Cafe Himbo Cookbook II, Cafe Himbo’s Just Desserts, Breakfast in Bed with Cafe Himbo, and Cafe Himbo for the Holidays.
The author’s latest book, The Comforts of Cafe Himbo and Friends, releases on September 17th and exclusively features comfort food from Zaso and friends in the horror industry. Co-written by Beverly Orth-Geoghegan, it features over 130 classic recipes from Stefania Casini (SUSPIRIA), Lynne Griffin (BLACK CHRISTMAS), Adrienne King (FRIDAY THE 13TH), Kelli Maroney (FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH), Irene Miracle (MIDNIGHT EXPRESS), Elizabeth Shepherd (DAMIEN: OMEN II), Geretta Geretta (DEMONS), Iacopo Mariani (PROFONDO ROSSO), Silvia Collatini (HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY), Charles Busch (PSYCHO BEACH PARTY), and many more.
The full color 186-page book will launch at a special party at Rockbar NYC (185 Christopher Street) on September 17th, from 7PM to 11PM. Zaso will be on-hand to sign copies of the book, which will sell there for $20 softcover and $40 hardcover. Celebrity guests will be in attendance, with food, drinks, and wine for all.
The paperback edition of The Comforts of Cafe Himbo and Friends is currently available for pre-order at Amazon for the retail price of $29.99. The hardcover edition is available exclusively through Joe’s official website for $43.95.