Wednesday, January 24, 2007

CRAFT's Interview with Amy Sedaris


Yesterday, CRAFT blog posted an interview Amy Sedaris, author of I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence. I received this book for Christmas and I read the entire book on my plane ride back home. While many of you may be attracted the to book from a cooking perspective because she has some good recipes, this interview focuses on the crafty side of things. Amy's hysterical in a strange way. I love her stories about her rabbits.

So far I have made three recipes from this book: Tula's Country-Style Greek Salad, Crosscut Stump Stew, and Tiddlywinks Toadstool Pie. Do any of you have this book? Has anyone tried any of her recipes?


11 comments:

Paula said...

I'm sending this to my best friend. She's a HUGE fan of Amy!

Annie said...

I received the book for CHristmas and reviewed it here with a recipe. Can't wait to cook more out of it!

talkoftomatoes said...

Nope: don't have the book. Do you recommend it? Love it? How are the recipes?

Okay, that photo is awesome. Life is short, right?

I have 12 cookbooks under my pillow so I can absorb them as I sleep. Just kidding, but it almost feels that way:).

rachel said...

I do recommend her book, BUT . . .

I think it's for a certain type of person. The first few chapters I was entertained in a weird way and then I was grossed out by some stuff and then I realized it was just her style. There is one page where she has a drawing of a naked lady bent over with a mirror checking herself out. It's funny but . . . next to recipes? Kind of weird.

If this were a movie, I'd say it's for someone who can appreciate dark comedies. Make sense? It's rough around the edges. But that's what makes it totally unique and almost a work of art in itself.

Kristen said...

I don't have the book either, but have heard enough talk about it that I may have to check it out!

Bee said...

Thanks so much for posting the link to the Amy Sedaris interview! I first happened upon her while channel surfing past David Latterman late one night. She is absolutely hysterical. I bought the book as soon as it came out. It's definitely a bit overwhelming to read all at once, but there's nothing like it to provide a burst of laughter if you're looking for something to add a little sunshine to your day. I have to admit that I haven't made any recipes, but really want to make The Perfect Party Cake because it is hands down the best photo 'how to'.

Anonymous said...

I never heard of her until I saw her on the Martha Show promoting her book. I thought she was so funny and took a liking to her right away (not many people give it to Martha LOL). I have the book on hold at the library. I've been waiting a long time so it must be popular.

Raised By Wolves said...

oh my LORD!!! Hurry! Amy Sedaris will be on New York Public Radio's Leonard Lopate Show on Friday and she's picking the winner of her googly eye food craft challenge! Just go here to check it out.

Michael Tosatto said...

I love Amy and also rcvd the book for Christmas. I have not tried the recipes yet, but some of them look really good.

Laurel said...

This book is fantastic :) So far, I have made the blue cheeseball, the lil smoky cheeseball, and the macaroni and cheese. All amazing. Who needs a waistline, anyway?

Chus said...

More information!: Comedian Amy Sedaris developing TV sitcom