Learn what not to do in the kitchen from this collection of real advice by real people. Sometimes the best way to learn is to make mistakes. That’s the premise of this book - a sort of anti-cookbook. Fed up with the prevailing food culture of patronizing celebrity chefs with their rigid and often impossible instructions, Aleksandra Mir started a website to invite real people to send in their kitchen disaster stories, so that everyone could benefit from their experience. Home cooks from around the world streamed in with advice. One thousand of their tips were then collected in this cathartic book. This is a book to dip in and out of, choosing from among the wide variety of little gems that are always idiosyncratic, often opinionated, and never boring.