Saturday, January 22, 2011
The Crabby Cook Cookbook...Review & Giveaway
You may already know Jessica Harper. She is an award-winning actress-her movies include Pennies from Heaven, Stardust Memories, My Favorite Year, and Minority Report-and she is also a children's book author. OK...if this woman can find time to cook so can I! When I opened the book to read I was pleasantly surprised to find more than just recipes. There are, of course, recipes (this IS a cookbook) but there is also a whole bunch of hilarious advice and snippets from Harper's life. I was in stitches laughing over tales of her serving Richard Gere an "appalling" pot pie and about Oliver her "counter surfing" dog!
In addition to the funny stories which make Jessica Harper completely relateable there are also recipes....135 of them. The author touts them as "almost-effortless" and, hallelujah, they mostly are! I promise that within the pages of this book you will find something delicious and EASY for everyone in your family.
The Crabby Cook is about how to change your food-i-tude—no more garnish guilt, for example, and why “sort of homemade” is just as good as homemade (ie, knowing when to go all out with Pain-in-the-Ass Minestrone and when to settle for the almost-as-tasty Lazy-Ass Minestrone). It’s how to identify those Miracle Foods—the stuff that everyone loves, like Gobble-It-Up Turkey Chili and Tony’s Rigatoni. And even a whole survival guide—despite her HAS (hostess anxiety syndrome!!)—to entertaining, including drinks, Whore’s Doorves, Dip One and Dip Two, and My Big Fat Greek Platter.
Some of my favorite recipes? What's Your Hurry Turkey, Killer Pumpkin Pancakes, My Favorite Chicken and Diana's Oatmeal Cookies. From breakfast to dinner and everything in between Jessica Harper has you covered. Even if you LOVE to cook (will you invite me over??) you will still have fun with this book and find a bunch of recipes that will soon become favorites. Pick up a copy for yourself and all the crabby cooks you know today...
Workman Publishing is giving on RBM reader a copy of The Crabby Cook Cookbook! Here is how to enter...
Mandatory Entry: OK....let's dish! Leave a comment below telling me what makes YOU crabby about cooking. For me the list is kind of long but at the top would be the timing factor. Is there a special home economics class for this that I missed?? You must complete this entry for all others to be counted.
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