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Recipe for Disaster: 40 Superstar Stories of Sustenance and Survival edited by Alison Riley

Honestly, this was kind of a disaster of a book. It felt like it was cobbled together at the last minute and was written largely by people who didn’t seem to know what the theme was or care about it at all. One or two essays were okay but largely they were a bunch of nothing. Some were only few paragraphs of thought fragments and some were odd interviews?

The photography included some of the most unappealing pictures of food I have ever seen. Did they get a book deal and then have a hard time finding people to contribute essays? Did people sign up to contribute and then flake so Riley had to interview them instead?

The recipes seem fine but what a mess.

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