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HOT MESS KITCHEN with Gabi Moskowitz & Miranda Berman 

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
East City Bookshop
645 Pennsylvania AVE SE
Washington, DC 20003



Decades ago, every young woman left home knowing how to cook, but now, well, not so much. And while they're happy times have changed, authors Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman want to save millennials from the perils of takeout and take back the kitchen with their new book, HOT MESS KITCHEN.

Meet Gabi and Miranda (and taste what they're cooking!) at this author talk, Q&A and book signing. 

These ladies aren't serving caviar and champagne; they’re making Quarter-Life Crisis Queso. They’re not giving you a plan for the perfect dinner party, but suggesting How to Throw a Fabulous Dinner Party Without Having an Anxiety Attack. And they’re going to be there each step of the way with easy, delicious recipes and personal stories that make it feel like they’re right there in your kitchen with you, showing you which knife to use and wiping the mascara from your face as you cry from onion chopping.

They’re going to be your friends. Your kitchen friends, your HOT MESS KITCHEN friends. Your best friends? No, no, this isn’t like a Her type of scenario. Have real friends.

Gabi Moskowitz is the inspiration behind and producer of Freeform’s Young & Hungry. She is the editor-in-chief of the nationally-acclaimed blog BrokeAss Gourmet, author of The BrokeAss Gourmet Cookbook and Pizza Dough. She lives, cooks, and writes in San Francisco.

Miranda Berman is a TV writer who has spent the majority of her career working on The Mindy Project. She also hosts a podcast aptly titled High School with Miranda Berman, on which she interviews guests about their high school experiences. She's originally from New York City, but currently lives and eats in Los Angeles.


“With recipes like I Want to Punch You in the Face Pasta and Bounced Check Burrito, HOT MESS KITCHEN threatens to be the most relatable, down-to-earth cookbook on the planet. These hilarious women have crafted delicious, realistic recipes and deeply personal anecdotes to accompany them. Honestly, I’m just so damn mad this didn’t exist when I was in my twenties.”

—Jenni Konner, co-creator of HBO’s Girls

“Gabi and Miranda’s book feels like your favorite teacher from school came over to cook you a fun-filled meal and didn’t mention homework. Their recipes are easy and enjoyable in a way that will have you bragging and begging people to come over to try.”

—Sophia Rossi, co-founder of

“As a big proponent of emotional eating backed up by actual cooking, I have nothing but praise for this helpful guide to fueling your climb to higher self-esteem. Gabi and Miranda will forgive me, I hope, for regarding them as the uncoolest cool girls (or is it the other way around?) ever. I would totally put myself in their hands if my life ever slipped off the track of its normal perfection. SO BUY IT ALREADY!”

—Mollie Katzen, author of Moosewood Cookbook and The Enchanted Broccoli Forest

Hot Mess Kitchen: Recipes for Your Delicious Disastrous Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455596508
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Published: Grand Central Life & Style - September 12th, 2017