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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Review: Epic Meal Time by Harley Morenstein and Josh Elkin

Title: Epic Meal Time
Author: Harley Morenstein and Josh Elkin
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publish Date: March 25, 2014
Source: I received a copy from the publisher; however, this did not affect my review.

What's the Story?:

From "Do you find yourself craving pizza topped with deep-fried chicken nuggets and fries? Does a six-patty burger buried under a mound of bacon have your mouth watering? How about a 5,800-calorie corn dog? 

Harley Morenstein (a.k.a. The Sauce Boss), created EpicMealTime for the extreme chef in all of us. His kitchen crew (none of whom, amazingly enough, have had any culinary education or previous cooking experience), brings his artery-clogging visions to life and now you can, too, using ingredients as diverse as waffles, chicken hearts, cake mix, tortilla chips, maple syrup, fast food menu items, bacon grease, Irish creme whiskey, cheese sticks, breakfast sausage, pounds and pounds of bacon . . . and much more!"

My Two Cents:

"Epic Meal Time" is the name of a blog. It's also now the name of a book. Both are extreme. Both take food to the edge. Only the blog has I think this book and the blog that started it all had to have been a product of a heavy night of drinking in a house full of guys with insatiable appetites. It reminds me a lot of what my husband and his group of guy friends might come up with after a late night. While I would probably not try any of the recipes in these pages, it's still a very fun read.

If you're familiar with the Epic Meal Time internet videos, you know what this book is all about. If you're not, picture ridiculous food, like absolutely ridiculous food (like food that has thousands and thousands of calories) and you have what this book is. It is ridiculous! While I wish the book had music like the videos do, this book was not too shabby! Get it for the epic male or lady in your life that likes massive quantities of crazy food!


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