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The debut cookbook from benny blanco--pop music super-producer, artist, actor on FXX's Dave, and consummate food freak--teaches you everything you need to know about cooking, enjoying life, and throwing the greatest dinner party of all time.



Hi, I'm benny blanco. I'm in a television show with my best friend Dave and I probably produced most of the songs you have heard on the radio from 2008 until now. When I was thirteen, my friend got a George Foreman Grill and it changed my life forever. We would invite friends over, get stoned, and make the most elaborate sandwiches our prepubescent minds could fathom. I became obsessed with food and cooking for friends.

I know what you are going to say, and I get it. Cooking is scary. But I promise you, once you get into it, it will be your new addiction. Slicing an onion is like taking a Xanax to me. I made this cookbook to teach you everything I know about food, cooking, and throwing the greatest dinner party of all time. There are the basics to get your kitchen ready, a little advice from my expert friends, then all of the dinner party menus I love to make, like:

  • 5 Dishes to Get You Laid and One for the Morning After I Wish I Were an Italian GrandmaTake Me to the Cheesy Rodeo F*ck Morton's Steakhouse


Which are filled with insane recipes like:

  • Lose Your Mind Lobster Rolls"I Might Go Vegetarian" Veggie SandwichChicken Cutlets with Honey, Peppers, and Parm"I Hope We Didn't Make a Baby" Breakfast Burrito.


I've been told some of the finest stories over meals. I've laughed so hard I thought I was going to actually die. I've fallen in love--sometimes with the food, sometimes with the person across the table. I've cried in good ways, and I've cried in bad ways. I hope you've been lucky enough to have all these same memories and then some. But if you haven't, I can make you a promise. If you follow these three simple steps, it will all become a reality: Open this book. Open your heart. And open wide, baby.

Open Wide: A Cookbook for Friends

SKU: 9780063315938
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