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Review: My Drunk Kitchen by Hannah Hart

About the Book

One day, sad cubicle dweller and otherwise bored New York transplant Hannah Hart decided, as a joke, to make a fake cooking show for her friend back in California. She turned on the camera, pulled out some bread and cheese, and then, as one does, started drinking. (Doesn't everyone cook with a spoon in one hand and a bottle of wine in the other?) The video went viral and an online sensation was born.

My Drunk Kitchen includes recipes, stories, full color photos, and drawings to inspire your own culinary adventures in tipsy cooking. It is also a showcase for Hannah Hart's great comedic voice. Hannah offers key drink recommendations, cooking tips (like, remember to turn the oven off when you go to bed) and shares never-before-seen recipes such as:

  • The Hartwich (Knowledge is ingenuity! Learn from the past!)
  • Can Bake (Inventing things is hard! You don't have to start from scratch!)
  • Latke Shotkas (Plan ahead to avoid a night of dread!)
  • Tiny Sandwiches (Size doesn't matter! Aim to satisfy.)
  • Saltine Nachos (It's not about resources! It's about being resourceful.)

This is a book for anyone who believes they have what it takes to make a soufflé for the holiday party and show up the person who apparently has nothing better to do than bake things from scratch. It also recommends the drink you'll need to accompany any endeavor of this magnitude. In the end, My Drunk Kitchen may not be your go-to guide for your next dinner party . . . but it will make you laugh and drink . . . I mean think . . . about life.


So, before I read this book, I didn't know anything about Hannah. What a great experience reading this book because not only does her personality permeate through the pages but it really makes you want to get to know her more. Her airy, sunshine personality draws you into her isms and laidback approach to life pushing you to be the best you can be, working with what you got, and listening to yourself to “follow your heart by trusting your gut.”

I have to give praise to the gorgeous photos in the book because it complemented the book so well. I'm not that adventurous to dive into those quirky recipes but it really showcased her creativity and really gave us some food for thought with her life lessons and punny anecdotes made the book awesome. The book felt like you were getting advice from your best bud which made the experience so much. I'm not a drinker and for those who may think alcohol dominates the theme of the book, it doesn't. She offers so much more and by the way is so funny. If you get a chance, sit back, relax and chill out with this insightful book.

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