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Skinny Cooks Can't Be Trusted Hardcover – October 31, 2006

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About the Author

Her coauthor, journalist, television writer, and producer Sherri McGee McCovey, currently serves as a producer on the Oxygen television special Mo'Nique's F.A.T. Chance.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Amistad (October 31, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061121053
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061121050
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #723,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By R. Rush on August 19, 2007
Format: Hardcover
The book was part autobiography which made it interesting. I am a big girl and a great cook. I can tell that most of these recipes have not been tested. The measurements and the cooking times are way off. This book is not for beginners--an experienced cook will know to adjust the recipes. I was considering purchasing this cookbook but I decided to get it from the library first. I am so glad I did. I like the fact that Mo'nique is representin' the big girls--but she is not representin' in the kitchen.
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...love the book, and love the recipes.

But beware of the portion sizes! The spaghetti casserole recipe (which is delicious, btw) calls for 2 pounds of spaghetti and, according to the recipe, serves FOUR! Ya gotta have a BIG appetite to eat that much spaghetti!
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Mo'Nique maintains that being a large woman is a joy, so "Skinny Cooks Can't Be Trusted" turns out to be a predictable celebration of what foods make the large woman large. Her fondest food memories - such as a mother's stuffed fish that blew up in the oven - are accompanied by cooking tips, easy recipes, black and white photos (and a centerfold of color) and culinary options certain to intrigue and delight a wide audience of fans. A fun, whimsical set of recipes ties to themes and will intrigue a wide audience of kitchen cooks and homestyle chefs - especially those with an affection for Mo'Nique's style.
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I was so disappointed with this book. There may have been one or two recipes that were decent, but the majority weren't even worth reading. Apparently Monique can't cook and if she can she didn't include those recipes. I wasted my money on this one. There are so many excellent cookbooks out there.....Morgan Freeman and Friends is an example. This was a pathetic attempt at making money based on her fame.
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This is an easy to follow cook book. You won't run into any of the complex issues you do with a lot of cook books out there. Patti Labelle has a wonderful cook book but Monique is giving Ms. Patti some competition. I love the recipes with foods i'm familiar with. I will be trying a lot of them.There are no secret ingredients you have to go to another country to get everything is made with everyday seasonings and items you could find at your local grocer. i love the stories they cracked me up and made me reflect on my own family. keep em coming MONIQUE!!
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I originally bought this book for a relative who wanted to learn how to cook and I didn't have the time to teach her. I'm here to tell you that she cooks family meals now from people who have cooked ALL their lives. I don't know why other people have reviewed negative things about this book. I chose this book over four other women that I thought should have been able to cook homemade soul food meals well.
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This is a great cookbook, and easy read with simple receipes, especially for the NEW COOK, such as myself. This cookbook is very diverse with soul food receipes, comfort food receipes, seafood receipes & West Indian receipes... and did I tell you it's an EASY READ? The receipes are not difficult to follow at all, and most of the ingredients you should already have in your pantry!! I love the authenticy of this book, as not only did Mo'Nique share special moments in her life with her hubby and kids, but, she also brought in stories about her girlfriends and her family; and being the family oriented person I am, I truly enjoyed the stories; and Mo's stories were of course told with humor, which is FANTASTIC, because after all laughter keeps you young!! Again the recipes are wonderful, and I can't wait to start preparing and having my sweet hubby sample... after all he was the one who purchased this book for my 31st birthday, so, I gotta repay him with some good eatin'!!! Mo'Nique, if you're reading this review... GOOD JOB MY FABULOUS & THICK SISTA!!!!!
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By jersey girl on December 29, 2011
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for 3 years i had to ask my friend to use this book. now it is mine. this a hard book to find, but it is worth it. i can cook but my friend i got the recipes from can not. if she can use this book than all soul food lovers can. by the way i am a skinny cook, but i was a big girl at one point lol
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