ANDREW REA is part chef, part self-taught filmmaker, and a generous dash of irreverent YouTube personality. His cooking show, Binging with Babish, is enjoyed by millions of burgeoning chefs around the globe. He lives in New York City.
"Much like with cooking, we go into the field of storytelling
because we want to connect with others on an emotional level. . . .
Emotion, memory, and sensation are all intertwined on that rare
occasion you hit it right. Andrew not only points his audience to
the moments in film where all of those things come together, he
also shows them how to create these moments in real life."
--from the foreword by Jon Favreau
"Andrew writes a fun filled book tying cinema to proper cookery. A man after my own heart, not taking himself very seriously, but his craft very seriously. Prison gravy! Get outta here."
--Isaac Toups, chef/owner Toups' Meatery and Toups South
"Andrew Rea has captivated millions of viewers by recreating some of the most iconic dishes in TV and film. He's a true original. I mean, I've read a lot of cookbooks in my day, but this is the first time I've ever seen a recipe for Homer Simpson's Space-Age Out-of-This-World Moon Waffles."
--Sean Evans, host of Hot Ones
"Andrew Rea's Binging with Babish is not merely a first-rate cookbook replete with gorgeous photos and mouthwatering recipes, it also details Rea's revealing and moving personal journey from special effects wizard to YouTube stardom. How rare to find a cookbook that can make you laugh and cry and hungry in a single recipe."
--Ed Levine, founder of Serious Eats
"We sometimes buy cookbooks for their gorgeous photography, or their amazing sounding recipes, or because we love the stories told within, but the very rarest of culinary publications are the ones that feature all three, which is exactly what we have here. Throw in all the television and movie references, and Binging with Babish really does have it all."
--Chef John from Food Wishes Video Recipes