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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
December 14, 2017 - Oakland, CA
JCC East Bay
1951 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612