Bon Appetempt

Bon Appetempt : A Coming-Of-Age Story (with Recipes!)

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When Amelia Morris saw a towering, beautiful chocolate cake in Bon Appetit and took the recipe home to recreate it for a Christmas day brunch she was hosting, it resulted in a terrible (but tasty) mess that had to be served in an oversize bowl. It was also a revelation. Both delicious and damaged, it seemed a physical metaphor for the many curious and unexpected situations she's found herself in throughout her life, from her brief career as a six-year-old wrestler to her Brady Bunch-style family (minus the housekeeper and the familial harmony) to her ill-fated twenty-something job at the School of Rock in Los Angeles.
As a way to bring order to chaos and in search of a more meaningful lifestyle, she finds herself more and more at home in the kitchen, where she begins to learn that even if the results of her culinary efforts fall well short of the standard set by glossy food magazines, they can still bring satisfaction (and sustenance) to her and her family and friends.
Full of hilarious observations about food, family, unemployment, romance, and the extremes of modern L.A., and featuring recipes as basic as Toasted Cheerios and as advanced as gateau de crepes, BON APPETEMPT is sure to resonate with anyone who has tried and failed, and been all the better for it."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1455549371
  • 9781455549375

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"A winning memoir about youthful befuddlement and finding yourself."
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About Amelia Morris

Amelia Morris's work has appeared in "The Los Angeles Times," "The Splendid Table, ",,,,, Gourmet Live, Refinery 29, "Elle Girl" Korea, and Sotheby's "Artful Living." Her piece "Why I Won't Sell Your Memoir to Hollywood For Millions, Grandma," has been published in "The McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes." She holds a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she was the recipient of the Margaret Shannon Morton Fellowship.
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544 ratings
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