Michael Symon's Cook to Live Cookbook Cover: An Unfortunate Compromise


Live to Cook with dust jacket, and without. Photo collage: Eat Me Daily.

"They didn't want recipes with things like pig's head and I didn't want a cookbook with my picture on the cover," Michael Symon told YumSugar about his book Live to Cook (Amazon). "In the end we compromised. My picture is on the cover and the pig's head ragu is inside." Bad deal, Symon: Sure, that pig's head ragu might be delish, but a book cover's going to outlive you and your recipe. As we noted in our review, Live to Cook is orders of magnitude more compelling and memorable without the cheesy headshot dust jacket — why not just go with that?

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