Penn and Teller's How to Play with Your Food

Overview

What kid of any age can resist a book guaranteed to make fellow diners blanch at restaurants or at the family dinner table? Mean, disgusting, vile, hilarious. The book that makes CRUEL TRICKS look like an etiquette guide. 35 black-and-white photos.

First, there was the consummately tasteless but exceedingly successful Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends. Now star comic-magicians Penn & Teller have gone one giant step beyond obnoxiousness with How to Play with Your ...

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Overview

What kid of any age can resist a book guaranteed to make fellow diners blanch at restaurants or at the family dinner table? Mean, disgusting, vile, hilarious. The book that makes CRUEL TRICKS look like an etiquette guide. 35 black-and-white photos.

First, there was the consummately tasteless but exceedingly successful Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends. Now star comic-magicians Penn & Teller have gone one giant step beyond obnoxiousness with How to Play with Your Food. Learn how to make blood pour out of Mom's Jell-O mold; trick your pals into picking up the restaurant tab; bounce fruit six feet in the air; make terrorist fortune cookies; and more. 35 photographs.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Comic duo Penn & Teller (200,000 copies sold of Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends ) share a wealth of characteristically twisted tricks involving edibles in this maliciously funny book. Anyone wishing to tie a cherry stem with one's tongue or surreptitiously steal an appetizer from a dining companion's plate would do well to study this invaluable text. Written in the voice of the large, ponytailed Penn--the smaller, balder Teller never speaks--this volume divulges bizarre uses for coffee-creamer containers; offers a fake recipe for ``Swedish Lemon Angels'' that creates a frothing ``volcano'' by blending reactive ingredients; and debunks a popular magician's ploy by explaining how to bend spoons and move plates through ``psychokinesis.'' Several card tricks here require the collusion of restaurant staff, and thus may be hard to achieve without shelling out healthy tips. Not to worry, though--plenty of other sick games await those who prefer affordable (not to say cheap) gags. Step-by-step photos show the authors hamming and scamming, and props such as a phony fortune cookie message (``The chef spit in your food'') are included. The primary lessons here: keep your eyes on your plate, and always request separate checks. 100,000 first printing; BOMC selection; author tour. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679743118
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/18/1992
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 95
  • Product dimensions: 7.55 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 0.76 (d)

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