Cooking (for A**holes): Terrible things I’ve done. Tasty apologies. Little to no remorse.
Now, first things first. This isn’t about cooking meals for assholes, or cooking meals that won’t be rough on someone’s asshole (though there are a few recipes here that fit the bill). It’s about meals for an asshole to cook to make up for asshol-ish actions.
Zach Golden puts his two strongest skills–cooking and being a prick–together in Cooking (for A**holes), a combination cookbook/memoir recounting his most selfish, dickish, and hilarious life experiences and the meals or drinks he’s created in order to make up for those actions. Whether faking amnesia to get out of a relationship or lying about running a marathon, he’s got a recipe for seemingly every possible transgression.
From world cuisine to delicious desserts, from mixed drinks to meals that might mend fences, these recipes are often funny in their own right, as Golden’s singular bluntness and gift for envelope-pushing offensiveness keep things interesting. (To be honest, even some of the recipe ideas will offend, which only makes them more appropriate.)
Cooking (for A**holes) is a cookbook like none other. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a few recipes to photocopy.