Cook It, Spill It, Throw It: The Not-So-Real Housewives Parody Cookbook

Stuart O’Keefe and Amy Phillips. Dey Street, $24.99 (272p) ISBN 978-0-06-303999-5
Chef O’Keefe (The Quick Six Fix) and comedian Phillips, superfans of the Real Housewives, deliver a saucy send-up of the “boozy breakfasts and catty cocktail hours [that] have inspired some of the show’s most epic moments.” For “Housewife-level festivities and fights,” they suggest starting with the right tools (“aka Your Kitchen’s Glam Squad”) and bar basics (vodka, limes, Advil). Dishes call back to the show’s drama—such as a chicken satay inspired by a “Dinner Party from Hell,” when one housewife was “skewered” over a spread in Playboy magazine—and come with a healthy serving of hokey quips (the Butter Knife Brawl Biscuits, for instance, are “so good, the flavor smacks you in the face like a purse!”). Corn—from street corn to Corn Chex to corn dogs—is always on the menu. Recipes for appetizers, meats, and seafood, and a robust selection of cocktails don such cheeky names as Wig Snatchatore and Welcome Back Scumbag Scallops Linguini, but the dishes themselves are mostly uninspiring. While brunch items such as Bloopberry Muffins and Bunnygate Biscuits are whimsical, Your Husband’s in the Pool-enta and Prostitution Whore Puttanesca Pasta conjure up images of more than just food. Hilarity aside, this one’s only for serious fans. Agent: Katherine Latshaw, Folio Literary. (Nov.)
Reviewed on : 09/29/2021
Release date: 11/02/2021
Genre: Lifestyle
Ebook - 288 pages - 978-0-06-304094-6
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