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ANGELA PETRELLA, MICHAELANNE PETRELLA, MIKE BERTINO and ERIN ALTHEA discuss RECIPE

Recipe (McSweeney's)

Step aside, Mother -- it's Kristen's turn to pick the recipe and make the dinner! There's just one teensy problem: Kristen's imagination is far more developed than her cooking skills. With ingredients ranging from 400 hot dogs and 20 bags of marshmallows to a sweatshirt and a water pistol, "Recipe" is the laugh-out-loud chronicle of just about everything that can go wrong in a kitchen. The recipe may not end up as delicious, or even as edible, as Kristen hopes, but that's okay: the journey is often more fun than the destination. And there's a hungry raccoon in the backyard who'll eat just about anything.

Praise for Recipe

"Recipe is the kind of hilarious, high-energy, exciting, joyful, unpredictable, wonderful book that will delight anyone who is a child, was a child, or hopes to become a child." --Elliott Kalan, comic genius and host of "The Flophouse Podcast"

"The Petrella sisters are the Brontes of horsemeat-substitute-themed picture books." --Mac Barnett, "New York Times" best-selling author of books for children

"McSweeney's McMullens releases another wonderfully original and engaging book for kids." --Pop Candy

Angela and Michaelanne Petrella are sisters from Ohio who enjoy creating many horrible recipes together. Angela works at FOX ADHD (Animation Domination High-Def) in development and Michaelanne is a writer.

Mike Bertino and Erin Althea live in Los Angeles, CA with their twin five-year old daughters, Juniper and Scarlett. Most days are spent drawing, painting, wiping boogers, kissing boo-boos and concocting merely edible meals for each other. They eat a lot of Sriracha and honey (but not usually together). Erin works as a freelance illustrator with clients such as Levi's and The Sydell Group. Mike works for Cartoon Network and Disney.

Event date: 
Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
90027 Los Angeles
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$17.95
ISBN: 9781936365845
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: McSweeney's Books - November 18th, 2013