Recipes for Disaster by Tess Rafferty
A Memoir

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Starting with the Thanksgiving turkey that never quite finishes cooking, then moving to the polenta that unceremoniously goes runny and the guests that arrive a day early--there is no topic Tess Rafferty fails to encounter, or hilariously recount. Recipes for Disaster is as though Bridget Jones wrote a culinary narrative--the most pristine of intentions slowly disappear, as does the wine along with any hope of a seamless and well-orchestrated dinner party.

Told with heart, humor and honesty; this memoir goes beyond culinary catastrophe and heartwarmingly unveils the lengths we go to in order to please our family, friends, and ourselves--and proves that it's not the food that counts, but the memories. Aptly timed for all the Thanksgiving chefs about to enter the holiday gauntlet; or the guests headed to their dinners--this is the perfect book to read and then savor.


About Tess Rafferty

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TESS RAFFERTY has spent over seven years writing for E! Entertainment’s cult comedy show, The Soup.  She can be seen regularly discussing pop culture on the TV Guide Channel and VH1. A drinking "enthusiast," Rafferty enjoys wine, specifically good wine—from Napa to Long Island, and at every airport bar in between. Her travels have led to an appreciation for good food, which she attempts to bring home and recreate for her friends, with varying degrees of success. She lives in Los Angeles.
Published October 30, 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books. 287 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Cooking, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Attacking each meal with gusto, Rafferty discusses entertaining at some of the most important food moments of the year, Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as preparing a dinner for well-known restaurant owners and volunteering to cater a baby shower for 100 guests.

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