Author(s): James Wirth
This book tells you everything you need to know about how to have a good time eating and drinking. It's about food that's fun, that's designed to share, and in many cases designed to be enjoyed with a tropical drink in one hand. There are recipes for more than 100 dishes and drinks in chapters including Talking Taco, Couch Cruising (meals for your next big night in), Pick it Up and Eat It (snacks, starters and share plates), Fancy Schmancy (restaurant-style mains to impress), You Can Win Friends With Salad, 3 PM Breakfast (the most important meal of the day ...any time of the day) and Sweet Thangs. Fascinating features you won't find in any other cookbook include a 'World of Schnitzels' map and '50 Shades of Beige Baby!', a dude food photomontage.
Want a cookbook you can have fun with? Like entertaining friends with food and drink? This Could Get Messy is the answer. Described as pub-fusion, the recipes offered are really delicious and no stress. In the authors own words ‘good food and drink is about having a good time with people you like; it shouldn’t be hard, but it should be tasty’. Recommend!
Alicia, The Book Grocer
For three years James Wirth and his business partners in Drink 'n' Dine have been reviving Sydney's pub scene, taking unloved inner city pubs, ripping out the poker machines and giving the venues back to the people - complete with good food, good booze and good times. In 2012 James Wirth was named in the 'Sydney's Top 100 Most Influential People' list in (sydney) magazine.