My Drunk Kitchen Gets Fancy with HD, Celebrity Guest Spots, and a Tour
Julia Child, who would have celebrated her 100th birthday this year, ended many of her cooking segments with a plated meal and a glass of wine. The lady loved to drink -- so much so, that she dedicated the preamble of her seminal book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, to the subject.
Bay Area native, Hannah Hart, has taken Child's modus operandi to disastrous and hilarious new heights. Hart is the brain behind My Drunk Kitchen, a YouTube series dedicated to the art of inebriated cooking.
The show started as a private video for a former roommate and blossomed into an Internet sensation, garnering nods from major media, including Time magazine and The Huffington Post.
"The My Drunk Kitchen's style of cooking is mainly reading a recipe, getting frustrated with the recipe, then making the best of a soon-to-be bad situation," Hart explained to CBS's Bailey Johnson.
Now in its second season, MDK has -- to borrow a phrase from Emeril Legasse -- kicked it up a notch. The series is shot in high definition, is flipping through catalog of creative and complicated recipes, and adds new guest stars, including actress Felicia Day.
Hart, who currently resides in Los Angeles, has also expanded her purview -- lending her whimsy to projects in film, music, and even advice. She recently collaborated with the Green Brothers in production on MDK's season one DVD; and is about to launch a My Drunk Kitchen tour.
Julia Child was immortalized for making French cuisine accessible, and so it only follows that we also praise Hannah Hart, who makes the twisted culinary creations of a drunken madwoman altogether appetizing.
So if you're in the market for a home-cooked meal to sop up the booze from one too many family-recovery cocktails this holiday season, tune into Hart for tasty bits from her drunken kitchen. And bon appétit!