A chain recipe is a recipe given randomly to a chef in the mail. Chain recipes come from The Fates, a mysterious group who curse people who refuse to make the enclosed chain recipe. In The Chain Recipe, Mung Daal refused the chain recipe of smeanut blutter flookies and he thus started suffering from bad luck.
- This is a parody of chain mail, something people use on the internet. With chain mail, if you don't send the e-mail to a certain number of people, you'll supposedly suffer from bad luck, which is not true.
- Chain mail is also done with snailmail. If you don't send money to the next person on the list, you'll supposedly suffer from bad luck.
- For Mung, if he refused to make the chain recipe, he'd be cursed with a hundred years of bad luck, but Truffles says it used to only be 75-years of bad luck.