Ayun Halliday's fourth book, Dirty Sugar Cookies, takes readers into the unpredictable mind and comical experiences of a true anti-foodie, giving even the most hopeless cooks a moment of relief from self-criticism, and the least discriminating eaters a reality check. Halliday started out a repressed picky eater without so much as a single fast-food-loving sibling to save her from the gourmet ambitions of a mother whose recipe for Far East Celery once received favorable mention in the Indianapolis Star. Her palate has since expanded to the degree that she'll fork down anything from chili-smothered insects that pass for an exotic destination's local delicacies to a peanut found wedged between the cushions of a theater seat.
From summer camp's unlimited Pop-Tarts to the post-coital breakfasts of a well-traveled actress-waitress and the frustrating payback of cooking for some finicky offspring of the author's own, Dirty Sugar Cookies is an omnivorous, hilarious chronicle of culinary awakening.
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Dirty Sugar Cookies: Culinary Observations, Questionable Taste is a love letter to everything I've ever eaten and a few of the things I wish I hadn't. I might add that it's got one of the gnarliest indexes I've ever seen, short of The Merck Manual. It made me so hungry, I had to start a food blog just to justify some of the crazy things I've stuffed in my pie-hole over the years. (I eventually realized that blogging's not for a hard core zinester like me, but you can find the archives online if you search for "Dirty Sugar Cookies Eggplant Tofu" which is what I always do when I'm trying to remember how to make my husband's favorite recipe.About the Author:
Ayun Halliday is the author of No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late, The Zinester's Guide to NYC, The Big Rumpus, Job Hopper, Dirty Sugar Cookies: Culinary Observations, Questionable Taste, a children's book, Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo, and the forthcoming graphic novel, Peanut. In her spare time, she is the Chief Primatologist & sole staff member of the quarterly zine, The East Village Inky, as well as BUST magazine's Mother Superior columnist. Ayun lives in Brooklyn with her husband, playwright Greg Kotis and their increasingly well-documented children. Dare to be Heinie and visit her on AyunHalliday.com
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Book Description Seal Press, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1580051502
Book Description Seal Press, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1580051502
Book Description Seal Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1580051502 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1610934