Amy Phillips & Stuart O’Keeffe on Their ‘Real Housewives’ Cookbook

This is not my plate, you f****** b****, however now, it may be!

Recently, Heavy bought the possibility to meet up with two “Real Housewives” superfans, comic Amy Phillips and Chef Stuart O’Keeffe, who simply revealed the first-ever “Housewives” cookbook: “COOK IT, SPILL IT, THROW IT: The Not-So Real Housewives Parody Cookbook.”

After the 2 realized that a few of the most iconic moments on the franchises concerned meals (are you able to say Luann de Lesseps’ eggs a la francais?), publishing a cookbook was a no brainer. The e book options all completely different sorts of Housewives-inspired recipes, like Morally Corrupt Satay Res-sticks and the Go To Sleep Kelly Beantini.

“I’ll all the time watch ‘Housewives’ with my buddy, Chris, he’ll come over on a Wednesday for Beverly Hills night time,” O’Keeffe defined about how the thought got here to life. “I simply was like, has anyone ever introduced out a Housewives cookbook, or like an precise e book based mostly on all the franchises that may form of poke enjoyable on the girls and simply the scenario? There are so many issues that go on, and the ‘Housewives’ are memorable and iconic and so forth. But I simply was like, there’s simply no approach I can do it by myself.”

“When I lastly absorbed what it was, I used to be like, all they do is go to brunch, lunch, dinner, drinks,” Phillips mentioned. “They must go someplace to have a scene to have a combat, and nobody actually eats. You see the meals, however when anyone does eat, you discover it. It’s all the time surrounded round a desk and drinks they usually’re all the time throwing stuff. And I used to be like, why hasn’t anyone give you this? I signed onto the thought quicker than a Housewife flees a reunion sofa.”

The New Cookbook Has Andy Cohen’s Stamp of Approval

Not solely does “COOK IT, SPILL IT, THROW IT” have the help of some “Real Housewives” stars, it additionally has a stamp of approval from Andy Cohen himself. The Bravo host wrote the foreword, which Phillips defined was humorous, as a result of since when do cookbooks have forewords? However, each Phillips and O’Keeffe maintained that that is greater than only a cookbook.

“It’s greater than only a cookbook as a result of we actually return and we recount,” Phillips mentioned. “I write all of the little headers earlier than, , after the recipe title, there is a description that takes you again to these moments, just like the household van veggie lasagna. We revisit these moments and I take you again and I remind you about what occurred and, and why we’re making this right into a household dish, as a result of the meals was a household van. So there’s extra to it than simply the recipes.”

Phillips continued about Cohen’s foreword, “What is unbelievable is that when he despatched it again, I do not know if he found issues alongside the best way, however he actually took a journey and it was like an unimaginable homage to the women.”

Phillips and O’Keeffe Had to Get Creative When Putting Together the Book

When writing “COOK IT, SPILL IT, THROW IT: The Not-So Real Housewives Parody Cookbook,” the pair needed to get artistic when developing with a few of the recipes.

“It was such a brand new factor to strive to determine, the best way to join the dots collectively between the meals and the precise second,” Phillips mentioned. “It was form of a two-way road the place I’d come to Stuart with, ‘We must do point out in any respect!’ But that did not occur at a dinner desk, , that occurred on a sofa within the Berkshires with Ramona and Bethenny. So how will we make that work?”

Phillips continued, “We took a bit alliteration, we took a bit liberty with that. We did a ‘Mention all of it alfredo,’ and , once you serve it, you have gotta put the breadsticks in a V-shape to symbolize Bethenny’s legs. So , that was form of working backward.”

“COOK IT, SPILL IT, THROW IT: The Not-So Real Housewives Parody Cookbook” comes out on Nov. 16, 2021, and will be bought wherever books are offered.


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