Eat What You Watch : A Cookbook for Movie Lovers
About the book
Many of our favourite movies come with a side of iconic food moments: the comforting frothy butterbeer from Harry Potter, the sumptuous apple strudel from Inglorious Basterds, the delectable deli fare from When Harry Met Sally, or Remy the rat-chef's signature ratatouille in Ratatouille. In this cookbook, author Andrew Rea (of the hit YouTube channel 'Binging with Babish') recreates these iconic food scenes and many more. With recipes from more than 40 classic and cult films, Eat What You Watch is the perfect gift for both movie buffs and cooks who want to add some cinematic flair to their cooking repertoire.
Andrew Rea Biography
Andrew Douglas Rea (born September 2, 1987), also known by the pseudonym Babish, is an American YouTuber and cookbook author. He is best known for founding the YouTube channel Babish Culinary Universe and for creating and presenting its shows Binging with Babish and Basics with Babish. Rea has authored two cookbooks based on the series and has appeared as a guest in several other programs.
Early lifeRea was born September 2, 1987, in Mendon, New York, to parents Annie and Douglas Rea, and raised in Rochester, New York. He has an older brother, David, who appeared in Being With Babish. His nephew, Christopher, made an appearance in one of his videos portraying a younger version of himself. He is of Jewish, Polish, Italian, and Welsh descent. Rea's mother, who died when he was 11, taught him how to cook from a young age, including stew and cookies. As a teen, he began cooking again, and would make stews to "feel closer to her." In 2009, Rea graduated with a BA in Film Studies from Hofstra University, and later worked as a visual effects artist for SwitchFX Inc.
CareerRea's oldest friend is middle school teacher Rashid Duroseau. Together, they created a documentary titled "Water-Proof" about restoring New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.Rea created the Binging with Babish YouTube channel on August 21, 2006 with the name inspired by The West Wing character Oliver Babish. Three videos unrelated to Binging with Babish were uploaded to the account, two in 2007 and one in 2010. In 2016, Rea was depressed and living with a friend in Queens, New York. He decided to purchase $4000 of camera equipment with the intent of beginning to film again, but the kitchen was the only room large enough to film in small apartment. Rea filmed himself with making a smoothie, and the tripod's placement cut off his face—which went on to be his signature filming style. He began contemplating creating an online cooking show. The first episode of Binging with Babish aired on February 10, 2016, inspired by an episode of Parks and Recreation that featured a burger cook-off. Once his channel hit 1 million subscribers, he asked his good friend Sawyer Carter Jacobs (an attorney formerly employed for Condé Nast) to become his business partner.Rea noticed that a portion of his audience only cared about the cooking, independent of the themed content, as well as the fact that 80% of his audience were males between the ages of 18 and 35. On October 11, 2017, he uploaded the first episode of Basics With Babish, a new series dedicated to basic recipes aimed at amateur home chefs. As people cooked at home more during the COVID-19 pandemic and sought out more cooking content online, Rea's subscriber count increased from 5 million to 8 million in a few months. In response to the increased viewership, Rea increased his weekly output from one-and-a-half to two videos a week, sometimes working as many 90 hours a week. He maintained that schedule for a year-a ... Read full biography
|Imprint:||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Illustrations:||70 col illus|
|Publication date:||Nov. 16, 2017|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||London, United Kingdom|