Home-cooked meals are delicious and satisfying, but they also require suffering through questions like, "What happened to that nice girl you were seeing?", and "Why has my Murder She Wrote been taped over with this diary of the red shoes?". Get home-cooking without the inquisition, with Book of Cooks.
From a Buenos Aires-born DC transplant who missed his grandma's grub, the just-launched BoC is a free site setting up users with the home-cooked specialties of a bevy of amateur and pro culinarians via pickup or delivery; if all you wanna do is lick the bowl, they'll even come set up shop in your kitchen. Just enter your location and food preference (style or specific dish) to get an interactive map of local cooks, each with a profile containing offerings, availability, credentials (if any), and user reviews; as for payment, parties are instructed to "find a price that works for both of you", preferably through the blackmail of a scorching user review. The ever-growing roster already includes cooks like the site's founder, who offers South American milanesa (breaded-beef cutlets), a pro-trained canoli specialist, and a French enthusiast named Steuart who provides "fresh bread, tomato, a little olive oil and a big glass of wine" (Steuart: this is not Adult Food Finder).
Of course, you're also free to create your own profile and cash in on whatever recipe your mom's famous for, though obtaining it might require actually calling your mom...so...no.
Published: June 18, 2009 at 4:00am EDT
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