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Bite Me Too by Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat – Press Release

April 25, 2012

“With amazing and kitschy food styling and photography and energetic writing, this is one cookbook I’ll be consulting over and over again.” Today’s Parent


Another stomach-satisfying, visually gratifying,

fresh-mouthed cookbook

Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat

Following the success of their first cookbook, the bestselling BITE ME, sisters Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat are back with another stomach-satisfying, visually gratifying, fresh-mouthed cookbook BITE ME TOO.

Packed with 176 foolproof and user-friendly recipes, inspiring photography, pop culture crack-ups and budget-friendly bashes, this follow-up to the bestselling BITE ME is a celebration of  sisterhood and motherhood; a marriage of cooking and art;  and a multi-sensory and fulfilling feast.

BITE ME TOO answers the question ‘What’s for Dinner Tonight’ without sending busy cooks out to the specialty store. This is food the whole family will love that is easy to cook and delicious. Lisa and Julie offer a tongue-in-cheek approach to mom’s home cooking and sister rivalry– whether it’s creating the ultimate burger or baking perfect lemon meringue cupcakes.

NEW features include:

RSVP me, a “how-to” chapter on throwing exciting, easy and original parties. Julie and Lisa believe in making entertaining accessible and have turned the fantasy of putting together a fresh and fun dinner party into a reality.

12 QR Codes accompany recipes and drive readers toward added video content.  Watch Julie and Lisa throw 6 parties in 7 hours, get a behind the scenes look at the cover shoot, check out the world`s best corn shucker in action AND MORE.

BITE ME TOO is the first QR cookbook for the masses!


BITE ME TOO is the result of the collaboration between sisters JULIE ALBERT and LISA GNAT. Between them they have six kids. Sharing a deep love of food, family, and fun, Julie and Lisa have created a cookbook that marries food and culture, and also makes eating, feeding, and entertaining a piece of cake. 

Here are a few menu ideas to help you start planning meals for those special occasions or for pulling a fast one for a quick dinner for the family on the run.


  • Mini Zucchini and Provolone Frittatas pg 214
  • Orange, Jicama and Spinach Salad pg 62
  • Lemonade Layer Cake (back cover picture) pg 241
  • Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce pg 210
  • Cinnamon Buns pg 208

‘Thrill Your Grill’ SUMMER PARTY!

  •  Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Pita Chips, pg 14
  • Grilled Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad, pg 61
  • Fiery Chipotle Grilled Chicken, pg 151
  • S’mores Bread Pudding, pg 251


  •  Caramelized Onion & Gruyere Pizza, pg 18: Dough and toppings prepared ahead and refrigerated, bake for 10 minutes, serve with a green salad
  • Mini Meatball Subs, pg 33: Double the recipe and serve the next night as spaghetti and meatballs-1 meal, 2 dinners
  • Vietnamese Vegetable & Tofu Pho, pg 51: Healthy vegetarian meal in a bowl
  • Hoisin Chicken Tortilla Wraps, pg 157: Healthy and quick– all wrapped together



BITE ME TOO                                                                           MCARTHUR & CO.

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“Entertaining . . . fun-loving ladle-wielding ones will enjoy this title’s light-heartedness.” Publishers Weekly

“[Julie] Albert and her sister Lisa Gnat take the term ‘culinary art’ literally in their witty and whimsical cookbook.”  ELLE Canada

“…the sisters’ version of sugar cookies has ended my annual search for the perfect holiday specimen.” The Washington Post

“Every time you turn the page you’re not sure quite what to expect…unlike so many comedy-infused cookbooks, the recipes here are meant to be made, not just talked about…Gnat offers up plenty of culinary fodder.”   LA Weekly

“…makes it the perfect present for the girl or guy who likes their kitchen with a side of caustic wit.”  Lifestyle Magazine           

“Bite Me…offers great new recipes and a laid-back style to liven up your kitchen adventures…you and your mister are bound to find some new favorites in this not-so-ordinary cookbook.”  Wedding Bells

“…a cook and coffee-table book in one, Martha Stewart meets British Vogue…”  Home & Décor

“…two sassy sisters, a love of good food and a wicked sense of humor.”  Canadian Family

“This unusual book combines straightforward recipes with quirky photos and quotable ‘bites.’” Canadian House and Home                                                                                                              

“…the Toronto-based siblings have cooked up a collection of 175 recipes that will make anyone look like a star in the kitchen.”  Where Magazine           

“The sister’s credit their mother with teaching them the art of entertaining…a similar blend of stratospheric elegance and whimsy.” Toronto Life

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 25, 2012 1:30 pm

    Reblogged this on Crack A Book and commented:
    I have the original Bite Me and now I am so excited for the release of Bite Me Too coming this May!! I have never had so much fun cooking before! There are hilarious “bite me bits” throughout the book, with comical quotes from famous people from different niches. For instance, “I am an instant star. Just add water and stir.” – David Bowie, musician. Not including their sexy titles, from Fowl me (Poultry) to Bone me (Meat), there is no end to how much fun you can have while whipping up these amazing dishes!! And just in time for Mother’s Day!! This is a must-have for everyone you know you likes to eat and laugh!! 😀

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