Food with Andy Cohen

Being unemployed means I have all the free time I want on my hands after I’m done sending out resumes for the day. Surprisingly, I haven’t utilized this to read a book a day and instead have gotten into the habit of magazine reading, podcast listening, and Netflixing. In an effort to hop back on the reading rainbow, I made a quick trip to Barnes and Noble to pick up everything from a biography on the Plantagenets to Andy Cohen’s new book. I am an unashamed Bravo fan and think Watch What Happens Live! is hilarious, so I was excited to pop open The Andy Cohen Diaries. While reading it, I noticed Andy makes tons of references to food. As if I needed another reason to adore this guy. I’m thinking about knocking Henry VIII out of my top 5 celebrities I would sleep with and adding Andy Cohen instead. When you’re done ruminating on that image, I’ve collected some of my favorite food quotes from the book here for your enjoyment!

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“I swore I wasn’t going to eat the whole burger. I told myself I was just gonna have a piece. I ate the whole thing and was ready to order another one.”

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“When we got home I had a Popsicle that, upon closer inspection, I discovered was from 2010. Three years that Popsicle had been in there! (It tasted three years old, too.)”

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“I ate some Provel cheese on a pizza. Oh my God, that stuff is so good. Actually it’s disgusting and so am I.”

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“After dinner they came to my house and I couldn’t resist a little red wine. So I slipped. And it wasn’t just a little red wine- it was like bottles and bottles between all of us. My teeth might be red for days.”

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“Then I shame-ate a chocolate chip cookie in the hotel room. I’m powerless to a chocolate chip cookie next to my bed. Or anywhere.”

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“I discovered there are less cals in matzo than in a piece of whole-wheat bread, so that’s my new breakfast.”

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“I wound up at Two Boots breaking my great diet, bingeing on two pieces of pizza. Bryan dragged me out of there at two before I did something I would really regret.”

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“I am fairly certain that ice cream will be my undoing this summer. I was slurping it like crack last night.”

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This is all just a taste (pun kinda-sorta intended) of the food madness that runs throughout Andy’s book. Essentially, it is broken up into name-dropping and talk of food, drink, and his dog’s bodily functions. It’s fun and breezy and exactly what I wanted to read. There’s a lot of hate thrown on it, but most of that comes from people I can already tell I wouldn’t like… including a critique from some girl who thought her Goodreads review warranted a copyright section to protect her workI have no idea what these people were expecting, but they essentially lament that this is not a deep book. If you want something deeper, go pick up some Proust; if you want to have some fun, grab this beachy winter read.

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About A Famished Foodie

Food geek, wannabe Parisian, and lover of polka dots. Author of A Famished Foodie and Superior Spider-Talk contributor. Bold wine, sour beer & dessert make me nerd out.
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