When you hear that Jessica Seinfeld is married to comedian Jerry, you might assume that the humor and wit in the family comes from the male side. But you'd be wrong, as evidenced by Jessica's series of clever healthy cookbooks. Now she's got a new one for those of us who view with terror anything more complicated than heating food in the microwave: "The Can't Cook Book: Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified!" (click for details).
"I created these with just a few ingredients because I don’t like to cook with a lot of ingredients, and for beginners, you really get tripped up the more steps you add in and the more flavors you add in. I really just try to use a few high quality ingredients that people can find pretty much anywhere," Jessica told the Associated Press.
She came up with the idea after succeeding with her first two cookbooks designed to help parents get their kids to eat their veggies: "Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food" and "Double Delicious: Good, Simple Food for Busy, Complicated Lives" (click for details).
But Jessica recognized that she hadn't solve the problem that some folks have: "Fear of going into the kitchen and turning on the stove or shopping for the right ingredients … I like to solve problems, so I said, ‘I’m going to look into this.'"
For those who don't even like the word "cookbook," Jessica offers encouraging words.
"It’s a good thing to be in control of and a basic life skill in a way that you can take care of yourself. It’s more economical, it’s better for you and in the end, personally I hate not being good at something. I hate feeling like, `Oh, I can’t do that,'" she comments.
And what about her famous husband's views on cooking?
“I always say he used to be at the kitchen table and now he's sort of closer and closer and closer and now he's kind of at the counter where - while I'm cooking," Jessica said recently in an interview with Piers Morgan.