In this week's cookbook review, we bring you the Foodheim Review.
Director and actor Eric Wareheim might be known for his comedy, but his passion for food and drink is no joke.
For the last fifteen years he has been traveling the world searching for the best bites and sips, learning from top chefs and wine professionals along the way. His devotion to beautiful natural wine, the freshest seafood crudos, and perfectly cooked rib-eyes is legit. And now he wants to share with you everything he's learned on this epic food journey.
In Foodheim, Eric takes you into his foodscape through nine chapters, each covering a different element of the Complete Heimy experience.
The first chapter is dedicated to Circle Foods. Here you'll find burgers, tacos, tostadas, and any member of the larger family of circular sandwiches. Of course, the king of all circle foods is the Pizza, so Eric devoted an entire chapter to this holy food.
The next chapter is devoted to Grandma Foods. This chapter is about making the most of a few impeccably sourced ingredients. The best pasta you've ever had in your life requires only eggs, flour, water, and patience. Here you'll dine recipes like Cacio e Pepe and Emilo's Pomodoro.
There's the Chicken Chapter because what would be a cookbook without a chapter dedicated to this versatile ingredient. If you want Eric's Fired Chicken Recipe, you're in luck because you won't get just one but two recipes.
Juicy Foods are gorgeous, showstopping main dishes to impress your close friends and fam, so Eric dedicated an entire chapter to these foods like bone-in steaks to medium-rare and make fall-off-the-bone tender pork ribs with a magical sauce.
If you want to experience the Heimy Lifestyle and not burn out in five years, you must incorporate glorious Green Foods. This chapter is dedicated to crisp salads and other vegetable-centric dishes that will move you.
The last two chapters of Foodheim are devoted to Wine-Heim and Cocktails. The main objective of these chapters is to demystify the world of wine, sharing tips for finding delicious, conscientiously made, low-intervention wines wherever you are. As Eric says, "The world of wine and spirits may seem intimidating at first, but it really doesn't have to be. All you reed is an open mind.
Foodheim is a serious cookbook…well, mostly serious! It is full of silly photos and drawings of Eric, a glossary of terms like “bonk” and “dankadence,” and even a “Small Horse Chapter” (just cute photos; no horse recipes).
The writing is very much in the comedian’s goofy, abbreviation-loving voice. There are fun stories about his family, his foodie friend Aziz Ansari and their mock-serious Food Club. Written with award-winning cookbook editor Emily Timberlake and featuring mouth-watering recipes, Foodheim is an excellent book for anyone who lives to eat.
The recipes in this book are no joke! You may be tempted to laugh off the idea of taking culinary advice from the tall, cartoonish dude who made his name making gross-out, David Lynchian, midnight comedy… but Eric Wareheim and his Personal Pan Pep Pep might just defiantly make your mouth water.
Alongside recipes for Chicken Parm with Nonna Sauce, Personal Pan Pep Pep, and Crudite Extreme with Dill Dippers, you will discover which eight cocktail recipes you should know by heart, how to saber a bottle of bubbly, and what you need to do to achieve handmade pasta perfection at home.
Foodheim is the perfect combination of comedy and cookbook. If you are familiar with Eric's style of comedy, then you should have some idea of what to expect. The book manages to stay fun and lighthearted while still providing some great recipes and good information, especially about wine.
Foodheim is an excellent cookbook that showcases Eric's passion for food! If you are looking for a book that is a great bead time reading and a great cookbook simultaneously, Foodheim is the book for you.