Coming from an Italian background, cooking was not a hobby in our house, it was the major family activity. We were expected to participate at an early age, so naturally we learned to cook and passed our knowledge on to our kids. It never occurred to me to write a cookbook because it seems that everyone has published a cookbook on every conceivable foodie subject. But if I did write a cookbook, I would include all the old, Italian recipes I have in my head. Eat your hearts out!
This brings me to the subject for the week. Cookbooks written by morons who, in my humble opinion, shouldn’t be telling people what to eat.
We all know Kris Jenner, mother of the 3 stooges, I mean the 3 Kardashian yahoos. She is writing a cookbook which will include a recipe for a grilled cheese sandwich and pasta salad. What’s next? Her recipe for Cheese Whiz on crackers? Shame on anyone who needs directions for a grilled cheese sandwich.
I’m sure you have heard of Honey Boo Boo! Well, her mother, “Mama Boo Boo,” is also writing a cookbook. America already has an obesity problem. Do we really need recipes from a dysfunctional family whose kid looks like a baby hippo? God help us if these people procreate.
Last but not least is Paula Deen, Queen of Cholesterol. This woman is killing America. One of Paula’s “non-fans” was concerned enough to dissect the Paula Deen Thanksgiving Menu and total the amount of very unhealthy ingredients needed for this holiday meal: 9 1/4 sticks of butter (plus 5 gallons peanut oil, 8 ounces cream cheese, 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 2 cups Cheddar, 1 1/2 pounds bacon, 12 ounces sour cream, and one misplaced hard-boiled egg). Of course, you still have to add the raw ingredients—turkey, veggies & dessert plus a bucket of Tums®.
Killing a tree is not worth any of these books!