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Put the Party Back
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Forking Fantastic - Put the PARTY Back in Dinner Party
Forking Fantastic - Put the PARTY Back in Dinner Party
Forking Fantastic - Put the PARTY Back in Dinner Party
Forking Fantastic - Put the PARTY Back in Dinner Party

Media contact

Anne Kosmoski
Senior Publicist | Avery/Gotham of Penguin Group USA
375 Hudson St | New York, NY | 10014

good words about Forking Fantastic!

Holiday books: Cooking
"frank and fearless"
New York Times Book Review, December 6, 2009

Holiday Gift Guide
"a hilarious compilation of plate-licking recipes"
Saveur, December 1, 2009

Get rid of that centrepiece, let's eat
Maclean's, November 23, 2009

Entertaining Books Offer Formal and Casual Approaches to Hosting
"down-to-earth, improvisational approach", November 19, 2009

Dinner Parties Demystified: 'Forking Fantastic!'
Washington Post Express, November 4, 2009

For Fork's Sake
"a hilarious, expletive-riddled cookbook aimed at helping even the most inexperienced host achieve dinner party greatness"
Tasting Table
, October 23, 2009

5 Minutes With: The Cooks of 'Forking Fantastic'
NBC New York, October 12, 2009

Web Exclusive Reviews, October 5, 2009
"irreverent, compulsively readable....even the Contessa would be impressed with these cookbook newcomers"
Forking Fantastic's Dilly Beans are tart, fresh and very good, September 14, 2009
Publishers Weekly

We've also been mentioned in the Queens Times-Ledger, BlackBook, Sauce Magazine,, Bust, True/Slant, Page Six magazine, and the New York Post (twice).

Forking Fantastic!: watch and listen

Season's Eatings: weekly radio Q&A throughout December
We were Brian's "holiday entertaining gurus"!
The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC
Entertaining on a Budget - December 3, 2009
The Gift of Food - December 10, 2009
Holiday Traditions - December 17, 2009
Don't Panic! Last-minute Christmas-week advice - December 24, 2009
Tummy Aches - December 30, 2009

Edible Communities with Deborah Schapiro
Heritage Radio, November 16, 2009

Q with Jian Gomeshi (radio; links to mp3 file)
CBC, December 24, 2009

Kitchen competitors (radio)
A Chef's Table with Jim Coleman, WHYY, December 5, 2009

Put the Party Back in Dinner Party (TV)
AM Northwest, KATU, October 20, 2009

Dinner Smarties (video)
Daily Candy, October 14, 2009

Dinner Party On! (radio)
The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, October 9, 2009

Dining In (radio)
The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, September 28, 2007

blog buzz

Michael Ruhlman - December 14, 2009

Taste for Salt - November 30, 2009

Broke-Ass Stuart's Goddamn Website - October 21, 2009

Read:My:Back - October 19, 2009

Greenpointers - October 16, 2009 Queens, NY, Blog - October 14, 2009

The Adventures of a Wayward Chef - October 6, 2009

Iron Stef - October 6, 2009 & November 9, 2009

Seattle Tall Poppy - October 3, 2009

Bitchin' in the Kitchen with Rosie - September 24, 2009

Thursday Night Smackdown - September 25, 2009

people who love us

I love these girls and their tasty, delicious, no-nonsense cooking.
Jamie Oliver

This eccentrically enjoyable book by two strange and wonderful women may well be the cookbook America needs right now. Fun, deliberately unintimidating and filled with interesting—even ingenious—recipes, it inspires the non-professional to raise their game-and have a good time while doing so. Both book and authors are clearly good for the world.
Anthony Bourdain

In Forking Fantastic, Tamara and Zora share their gift of creating easy and delicious meals with wonderful stories, tips, and recipes—reminding us all that good food is about sitting around a table and eating, drinking, talking, and laughing.
Ana Sortun
chef / owner of Oleana Restaurant and author of Spice

This book will help you relax, remind you to slug some wine for courage, and inspire you to corral some friends and friendly strangers. Like the best hosts, the book is full of great stories and generous with advice and encouragement. Cheers to more Sunday night suppers—on any day, at any hour!
Naomi Pomeroy
chef and co-founder of ripe Family Supper, chef / owner of Beast

Ah, yes: peek, and much more…into what these gals get excited about, and share in delicious bites. You too will discover your inner chef. I know I have.
Michael Recchiuti
author of Chocolate Obsession

For too long, food writing has made actual cooking seem intimidating and complicated. Tamara and Zora's style leads you along with wit and humor and lots of great tips, to the point where you will be having great convivial dinner parties with interesting food every week without even having to think about it.
Sara Jenkins
chef and coauthor of Olives and Oranges