My View:This book is hilarious and useful 🙂 And possibly will solve your search for “what to get the person who has everything” for Christmas. Check out the authors Youtube cooking show here:
Do you crave food all the time? Do you think you might want to eat again in the future? Do you suck at cooking? Inspired by the wildly popular YouTube channel, these 60+ recipes will help you suck slightly less
You already know the creator of the YouTube show You Suck at Cooking by his well-manicured hands and mysterious voice, and now you’ll know him for this equally well-manicured and mysterious tome. It contains more than sixty recipes for beginner cooks and noobs alike, in addition to hundreds of paragraphs and sentences, as well as photos and drawings.
You’ll learn to cook with unintimidating ingredients in dishes like Broccoli Cheddar Quiche Cupcake Muffin-Type Things, Eddie’s Roasted Red Pepper Dip (while also learning all about Eddie’s sad, sad life), Jalapeno Chicken, and also other stuff. In addition, there are cooking tips that can be applied not only to the very recipes in this book, but also to recipes outside of this book, and to all other areas of your life (with mixed results).
In the end, you just might suck slightly less at cooking.*
*Results not guaranteed
Extract from You Suck at Cooking, photography by Andrew Thomas Lee, published by Ebury Australia on 19 November 2019, RRP $29.99
GAS STATION CHARCUTERIE PLATE p.88
SERVES HOWEVER MANY PEOPLE ARE COMING OVER
Gasoline of your choice
Any other interesting snacks
you can find at a gas station
1 Pop the hood of your car and locate translucent white tank with a water symbol
cap and close the hood.
2 Fill your gas tank with gas.
3 Go inside the store with actual money like it’s the old fashioned days. Locate any interesting snacks and purchase
them, and don’t forget to pay for,go home and wash the gasoline off your hands.
4 Cut the pepperoni sticks into bite-sized pieces. Cut them on an angle if you’re feeling extra fancy.
5 Arrange all the snacks on a plate, platter, or serving board in a way that makes sense, such as grouping nuts and meats together, or putting nuts and meats as far away as possible from each other. Serve, and never tell your date where the snacks came from.
*The Gas Station Charcuterie Plate is possible because we live in the golden age of mobile snacking. It is also bound to be a hit because of the human tendency to equate variety with quality. Which is not to say the foods at gas stations are of low quality. It’s just easy to take for granted the fact that you can get food, on a whim, at any time of the day or night, at these lonely fossil fuel outposts. In the future, a mobile rest stop subscription service will pull up beside you while you’re driving, refuel your car, give you snacks, and let you use the restroom, all at 105
kilometres per hour. And the fuel will be laser beams.
I absolutely love the title, both of the recipe and of the book, Carol! How ingenious. Now I must go check out the YouTube site, too – how very inventive! And, hey, the recipe looks useful, too.
Margot this is a fabulous read and the videos are hilarious – I like how he doesn’t take himself seriously – but obviously enjoys what he is doing – and there are useful tips 🙂