Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pre Pub Book Buzz: My Drunk Kitchen by Hannah Hart

Guys! I'm kind of ridiculously excited about this book. Why? Because I love Hannah Hart. I only discovered her recently thanks to At Midnight, which I do highly recommend to anyone looking for a. funny weeknight entertainment and b. more Chris Hardwick.

Anywho, Hannah's been on the show a few times now but it was Hardwick's mention of her online show My Drunk Kitchen that sent me in search of her YouTube channel. OMG! I find it SUPER freaking hilarious. She's so PUNNY! I don't know how the cookbook will compare, but I'm looking forward to checking it out when it hits shelves this August.

Here's a bit about the book from Goodreads to pique your interest:

One day, sad cubicle dweller and otherwise bored New York transplant Hannah Hart decided, as a joke, to make a fake cooking show for her friend back in California. She turned on the camera, pulled out some bread and cheese, and then, as one does, started drinking. (Doesn't everyone cook with a spoon in one hand and a bottle of wine in the other?) The video went viral and an online sensation was born.

My Drunk Kitchen includes recipes, stories, full color photos, and drawings to inspire your own culinary adventures in tipsy cooking. It is also a showcase for Hannah Hart's great comedic voice. Hannah offers key drink recommendations, cooking tips (like, remember to turn the oven off when you go to bed) and shares never-before-seen recipes such as:

The Hartwich (Knowledge is ingenuity! Learn from the past!) Can Bake (Inventing things is hard! You don't have to start from scratch!) Latke Shotkas (Plan ahead to avoid a night of dread!) Tiny Sandwiches (Size doesn't matter! Aim to satisfy.) Saltine Nachos (It's not about resources! It's about being resourceful.)

This is a book for anyone who believes they have what it takes to make a soufflé for the holiday party and show up the person who apparently has nothing better to do than bake things from scratch. It also recommends the drink you'll need to accompany any endeavor of this magnitude. In the end, My Drunk Kitchen may not be your go-to guide for your next dinner party . . . but it will make you laugh and drink . . . I mean think . . . about life.

If you're curious, you can watch My Drunk Kitchen here. (I highly recommend the Doctor Who themed ep she filmed with Chris Hardwick as well as this particularly fun pizza episode she filmed with John Green.)

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