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Does This Taste Funny? A Half-Baked Look at Food and Foodies Kindle Edition
"100 Million Years of Food" by Stephen Le
A fascinating tour through the evolution of the human diet, and how we can improve our health by understanding our complicated history with food. Learn more
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Instead, he did standup comedy, appearing regularly at the Comedy Store in Hollywood. He's also performed on a frozen lake for the opening of ice-fishing season, at a synagogue for Purim, and at the Oxnard Strawberry Festival. Surprisingly, none of those gigs led to an HBO special.
Michael Dane lives in Minneapolis now, where he has decided his mom was probably right. Not for nothing, he also makes a killer meatloaf.
Top Customer Reviews
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to see if I can master those yummy meatloaf muffins on the cover...
What I liked the most about this book was the way the author makes a joke out of himself and yet as the book progresses, you can tell that he has learned a lot and has enjoyed the journey. This book is written in a way that makes it fun for anyone, whether you can cook or not. I probably won't be trying out the recipes in this book anytime soon, but I did like his usage of his own measurement system such as "a little bit" or "a whole bunch" as I felt this added to the backyard chef element of this book and that was what made it so much fun. I found it interesting that the author speaks of having OCD and organizing all of his salad dressings and pots and pans and yet on the next page, there is a photo of his spice collection in disarray where things are facing with the labels in where you can't read them and the sizes of the bottles are haphazard. Maybe he's not so OCD after all. He did a good job organizing this book. :) I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a light, easy read that has some good laughs.
It is a compilation of food-related vignettes, interviews, and observations, so not held together by much other than the general concept of 'food'. I did not really find that the book had much to say about 'foodies'. From the title I would have expected more focus on roasting the foodie world.
On the downside, some parts were not that funny, and some jokes fairly obvious. Overall, though, it was generally a quick and enjoyable read, and I laughed enough to make it worthwhile.
Talk show host and fellow Foodie.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Like National Geographic and Playboy, Mr. Dane’s book is full of interesting places I’ll probably never visit….mainly the kitchen. Read morePublished 6 months ago by R. C.
This was a really hilarious read. I love books that leave me laughing and thinking at the same time.Published 6 months ago by Chae
This sounds like a cookbook but it isn't. It can be funny in places. It is more like a series of cooking blogs. He likes to comment on various food and aspects of cooking. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lindah
I adore reading books that make me feel like the author is chatting with me and this is one. Don't expect a cookbook and you'll love it. I would absolutely buy another book by himPublished 9 months ago by Stephen A. Hardy
If hilarious stream-of-consciousness writing with a tasty aroma is your kind of bag, then Michael Dane is your man. Or certainly your comic chef! A super fun read.Published 12 months ago by Four-Eyed Dice Demon
Funny I laughed out loud several times in a roomful of quietness people look at me like I'm nuts.... I have so seen myself in many of these little quips. Very lighthearted enjoy itPublished 13 months ago by Valerie
A very funny book about an ordinary man's adventures in cooking. This book is largely about what a real person cooks in their own kitchen. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Serena E. Stout