Book Review: 'Learn To Cook' by Hilah Johnson
Austin Internet star delivers a 'down and dirty guide to cooking'
By Jessi Cape, 4:19PM, Wed. Dec. 19, 2012
Written in her signature down-to-earth lingo, Hilah Johnson's Learn To Cook: A Down and Dirty Guide to Cooking (For People Who Never Learned How) (Hilah Cooking, 308 pp., $20) is a good beginner's guide to cooking and a great gift for the drive-thru addict in your life.
Johnson's sharp sense of humor and best buddy teaching style is what draws thousands of fans to her website for short-form cooking videos. Learn to Cook is assuredly not for a seasoned veteran of the kitchen (although, who doesn't like sneak peeks of other cooks' recipes for salsa, marinara, and sangria?). It is, however, a nice way to give the gift of an important life skill, such as cooking, without sounding like a patronizing jerk. Just let Hilah be the one to teach your sister-in-law or college buddy how to make a Chick-Fil-Gay Sandwich or "Perfectly Good Fish." They'll thank you for it.