Angela Petrella Michaelanne Petrella Mike Bertino Erin Althea
Mcsweeney's Literary Arts Fund
Step aside, Mother ? it's Kristen's turn to pick the recipe and make the dinner! There's just one teensy problem: Kristen's imagination is far more developed than her cooking skills. With ingredients ranging from 400 hot dogs and 20 bags of marshmallows to a sweatshirt and a water pistol, Recipe is the laugh-out-loud chronicle of just about everything that can go wrong in a kitchen. The recipe may not end up as delicious, or even as edible, as Kristen hopes, but that's okay: the journey is often more fun than the destination. And there's a hungry raccoon in the backyard who'll eat just about anything.
Angela and Michaelanne Petrella are sisters from Ohio who enjoy creating many horrible recipes together. Angela works at Pixar in the Story department, and Michaelanne is a writer.
Mike Bertino and Erin Althea live in Los Angeles, CA with their twin four-year old daughters, Juniper and Scarlett. Most days are spent drawing, painting, wiping boogers, kissing boo-boos and concocting merely edible meals for each other. They eat a lot of Sriracha and honey (but not usually together).