The name of my blog is The Not So Perfect Housewife..
One of the reasons I came up with that name is because although I LOVE to cook and spend LOTS of time in the kitchen… sometimes I REALLY mess things up.. thus.. I’m not perfect.
Yet after sitting down and reading this book, I’m realizing it wasn’t all genetics, stupidity, or lack of talent.. it was all because of the lies my elder family members told me about cooking.
It’s NOT REALLY their fault. Really it’s not.. they were told the same kitchen myths and wives tales that I was.
And thanks to this book.. I just want to stand on top of my kitchen roof with the Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them book in hand and scream to all who would listen..
“STOP Letting your butter get room temperature for Baking!”
“Heating Olive Oil DOES NOT Destroy It’s Benefits!”
“Don’t Store Your Coffee in The Freezer!”
and SOO Much more!!
All these myths and TONS more are exposed, debunked, and explained in the HILARIOUS book Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them.
Release your inner Master Chef and Baker by reading this book.
Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough have put together a wonderful book that serious foodie, trivia lover, fact finder, or housewife would love.
Each chapter is centered around a theme. Such as:
- Because We’ve Always Done It That Way – The Ten Classics
- You’re So Cute When You’re Drunk – Myths About Alcohol
- Grilling is Man’s Work – Myths Told Before an Open Fire
- Some Day Your Prince Will Come – Myths You May Have Been Told By Your Bubbe, Abuela, MeeMaw, or some other Random Old Person
Being a sarcastic person myself, I enjoyed how each chapter was titled like:
Myth #44 – Chickens in the Wild Would Be All Dark Meat
If This Sounds Reasonable, Up Your Medication
Also included in this book are recipes that are tasty, healthy, and of real. With cooking instructions that will not steer you wrong and will allow you to cook an awesome meal.
I’m truly thinking of stocking up on this book for Christmas and Wedding gifts!
Check it out for yourself.
Here’s a funny video that they did to explain the butter myth: