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Bad Cook

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


The ebook inspired by the hugely popular Recipe Rifle blog.

One of the funniest cookbooks you are ever likely to read. And definitely the sweariest.

For over three years now, Esther Walker has been entertaining foodies with her hilarious Recipe Rifle blog. Charting her progress from bad cook to, well, not-so-bad cook, she is blisteringly honest about what works, and what doesn’t, in the kitchen. If a recipe works for her, it will probably work for you. If it doesn’t, she will swear quite a lot.

Crammed full of recipes, tips for entertaining, stories of pregnancy and tales of her husband (restaurant critic Giles Coren) coming home drunk, The Bad Cook will make you laugh out loud. It will also make you want to start cooking.


'This laugh out loud cookery book is full of swear words, kitchen disasters and recipes.'

‘Esther has successfully tapped into the psyche of everywoman.’ Baby & Me Magazine

About the author

Esther Walker has written features for a number of national newspapers and magazines. She is married to Giles Coren and they have one child with another to follow shortly. They live in London. You can follow Esther on twitter @estherwalker, and read her blog here:

Customer Reviews


Is what it would be like if I wrote a cookbook. Thankfully now I don't have to. Brilliant!

Bad Cook

Hysterical. Just the sort of book I would write if I had time,energy,ability etc. Great recipes and insight into life with the lovely Giles! I have a 2year old who must be a carbon copy of Kitty (or maybe they're all the same?!). Buy it, you will laugh a lot.

Fantastic read. Funny and informative.

I loved reading Esther's blog Recipe Rifle so I immediately bought this book the day it was released. It doesn't disappoint! Great recipes and funny anecdotes. If you love Recipe Rifle, then you will love this!

Bad Cook
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  • £0.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Published: 01 March 2013
  • Publisher: The Friday Project
  • Print Length: 400 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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