Cooking Comically: Recipes So Easy You'll Actually Make Them

Cooking Comically: Recipes So Easy You'll Actually Make Them

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by Tyler Capps
     
 

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This is not your grandma’s cookbook.

Cooking should be as much fun as reading a comic book. Recipes should be cheap and easy. And the food has to taste good. That’s where Cooking Comically comes in. Tyler Capps, the creator of recipes like 2 a.m. Chili that took the Internet by storm, offers up simple, tasty meals in a unique illustrated…  See more details below

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This is not your grandma’s cookbook.

Cooking should be as much fun as reading a comic book. Recipes should be cheap and easy. And the food has to taste good. That’s where Cooking Comically comes in. Tyler Capps, the creator of recipes like 2 a.m. Chili that took the Internet by storm, offers up simple, tasty meals in a unique illustrated style that will engage all your senses. These dishes are as scrumptious to eat as they are easy to make. This collection includes all-time favorites and original recipes from Cooking Comically, including Sexy Pancakes, Bolognese for Days, Mash-Tatoes, Pulled Pork (aka Operation Man-Kitchen), and Damn Dirty Ape Bread. Perfect for those who can barely boil water but are tired of ramen and fast food. Stop slaving. Start cooking.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
11/15/2013
Part cookbook, part graphic novel, this creative concoction from freelance graphic artist Capps is targeted at those with limited culinary experience. Based on the author's website (cookingcomically.com), the volume breaks down each recipe into a series of comic book-style panels, photographically portraying the ingredients and the process and illustrating not only what meals should look like at completion but along the way as well. The book is infused with the author's zany, off-the-wall sense of humor, as a mischievous, endearing black-and-white stick figure character capers, struts, and shimmies its way through each recipe, dishing out cooking tips and pop culture-laced commentary. Capps is all too aware that beginners may become easily overwhelmed and provides plenty of words of encouragement ("You could almost be asleep and do this"). While the recipes on offer are on the simple side (burgers, macaroni and cheese, scrambled eggs, chicken parmesan), they're ideal for novices looking to build confidence before moving on to more complicated meals. VERDICT Perfect for college students or twentysomethings making their first tentative forays into the world of cooking. [See Q&A with the author on p. 112.]—Mahnaz Dar, Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698139206
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
716,233
File size:
38 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Tyler Capps is a freelance graphic artist and self-taught cook. After his first online recipe comic (2 a.m. Chili) went viral, he launched his Cooking Comically website in 2011. It has since received more than four million unique visitors. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Cooking Comically: Recipes So Easy You'll Actually Make Them 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this book after looking at his delicious website! If you enjoy cooking with a lot of goodness then this is your book. All I can say is yumm
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This cookbook is absolutely wonderful. Everything tastes great, and is super easy to make. I decided to buy this cookbook after trying recipes out on his website, and loving them. The best part is, this recipes are fairly foolproof, like if you accidentally bought sour cream instead of cottage cheese for lasagna, or used way more pumpkin than called for in the cheesecake. This cookbook had made me love cooking, and has become my favorite cookbook, and I plan to keep on using it for a long time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago