Hot Mess Kitchen

Hot Mess Kitchen

Recipes for Your Delicious Disastrous Life

Do you have a vision of that perfect, put-together, chic, awesome version of yourself? Are you worried you'll never become her? The only way you will is if you start acting like her now. You, lovely reader, deserve to have a nice home-cooked meal when you come home from work, or wherever you go during the day. It will make you feel better.

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by Gabi Moskowitz & Miranda Berman

Decades ago, every young woman left home knowing how to cook, but now, well, not so much. To save millennials from the perils of takeout, HOT MESS KITCHEN wants to take back the kitchen in a fun, hilarious, and helpful way. They're not serving caviar and champagne, they're making "Bounced Check Burritos." They're not offering a plan for the perfect dinner party, but "How to Throw a Fabulous Dinner Party Without Having an Anxiety Attack." These easy, delicious recipes come with personal essays that make it feel like the authors are right in the kitchen with you, showing you which knife to use and wiping the mascara from your face as you cry from onion chopping.

About the Authors

Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman

Miranda Berman

Miranda Berman is a writer from New York City. She has spent the majority of her career climbing the ranks at The Mindy Project. She currently lives and eats in Los Angeles.

Gabi Moskowitz

Gabi Moskowitz is the editor in chief of the nationally acclaimed budget cooking blog Broke- Ass Gourmet and the author of four cookbooks. Gabi is also the coproducer of Young & Hungry, a Freeform comedy, now in its fifth season, inspired by her life and writing. She starred in a web series in conjunction with the show, called Young & Foodie. When she is not blogging, writing books, or making television, Gabi contributes to the Washington Post, the Guardian, and Lenny Letter. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Evan.

Reviews and Praise

I came for the recipes and stayed for the funny, personal writing. How could you not love a book with recipes like "Fuck It, Let's Just Get Stoned Nachos" and "All My Friends Are Married Mud Pie"? Surely there is not one among you who has not felt both sentiments. You could buy this book and enjoy it without ever taking out your oven mitts.

Mindy Kaling

from the Foreword

With recipes like I Want to Punch You in the Face Pasta and Bounced Check Burrito, HOT MESS KITCHEN threatens to be the most relatable, down-to-earth cookbook on the planet. These hilarious women have crafted delicious, realistic recipes and deeply personal anecdotes to accompany them. Honestly, I'm just so damn mad this didn't exist when I was in my twenties.

Jenni Konner

co-creator of HBO's Girls

Gabi and Miranda's book feels like your favorite teacher from school came over to cook you a fun-filled meal and didn't mention homework. Their recipes are easy and enjoyable in a way that will have you bragging and begging people to come over to try.

Sophia Rossi

co-founder of

As a big proponent of emotional eating backed up by actual cooking, I have nothing but praise for this helpful guide to fueling your climb to higher self-esteem. Gabi and Miranda will forgive me, I hope, for regarding them as the uncoolest cool girls (or is it the other way around?) ever. I would totally put myself in their hands if my life ever slipped off the track of its normal perfection. SO BUY IT ALREADY!

Mollie Katzen

author of Moosewood Cookbook and The Enchanted Broccoli Forest

Events and Appearances

December 14, 2017 - Oakland, CA
Tertulia Cafe
JCC East Bay
1951 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612

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