Undercooked: How I Let Food Become My Life Navigator and How Maybe That's a Dumb Way to Live


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Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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5.81 X 8.48 X 1.02 inches | 0.76 pounds

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About the Author

Dan Ahdoot is a stand-up comic, actor, writer, and restaurateur. He's appeared on Netflix's Cobra Kai, Showtime's Shameless, Disney's Kickin' It, and NBC's Bajillion Dollar Propertie$. Host of the Food Network show Raid the Fridge as well as the #1 food podcast in the country, Green Eggs and Dan, Ahdoot is also part owner of the acclaimed restaurant Estela in New York City.


"Heartfelt and hilarious, Undercooked is a rumination on life through your belly. Dan Ahdoot has been my culinary guide and mentor over the years, and he hasn't led me to a single bad meal. A few bad decisions, sure, but some incredible meals. You're absolutely going to love his literary debut!"--Hasan Minhaj, Peabody Award-winning comedian

"Dan Ahdoot is hilarious. Whether he's describing hunting, stand-up, or soufflé, you'll get laughs and insights that are totally unexpected."--Steven Rinella, New York Times bestselling author of The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival

"Dan Ahdoot is a man after my own stomach. I love this book because it combines my favorite things in life: food, laughs, and great stories. It made me even happier and hungrier. Undercooked overdelivers."--Phil Rosenthal, creator and host of Somebody Feed Phil

"Breaking bread with Dan Ahdoot is a very fun, slightly educational, wild ride. Undercooked made me laugh, cry, feel all the feelings, and hungry too! Do yourself a favor and have a nosh while you enjoy this read."--Michelle Buteau, author of Survival of the Thickest

"Reading Undercooked feels like getting a same-day reservation at the hottest restaurant in town, and the waiter just happens to be a professional comedian. We're all lucky to be a part of this food lover's journey--it's a beautiful book."--Jimmy O. Yang, author of How to American

"A hilarious adventure with surprisingly contemplative moments."--Book Riot

"Hilarious . . . Ahdoot peels back the layers through amusing anecdotes, seamlessly pairing his sharp-witted humor with an endearing self-awareness. Whether he is skewering food restrictions or lamenting relationship regrets, Ahdoot's rib-tickling collection will satiate culinary adventurers."--Publishers Weekly

"Ahdoot's coming-of-age memoir takes readers on an often hilarious ride through his many food-related adventures. . . . [He] is a skilled storyteller who will leave readers wanting more. . . . His personality pops off the page through clever writing, and . . . his all-too-human need for self-forgiveness and acceptance comes across as universal."--Booklist