How a Cookbook Gets Made with Dan Pelosi

This week we’re chatting all things cookbooks with our favorite Italian meatball-making-meatballs, Dan Pelosi! Dan is the mind behind GrossyPelosi, the popular Instagram account for all things comfort and food. Dan’s first cookbook, Let’s Eat, hits bookshelves on September 5, 2023!


We talk to Dan about the behind-the-scenes of how cookbooks get made, from recipe development to food styling to how getting a cookbook deal differs from other book deals. 


Dan’s restaurant recs

Bernie’s , Rolo’s, Lil Deb’s Oasis, Hilltown Hot Pies, Yummy Kitchen 


A cookbook Dan is excited about: Chili Crisp by James Park



O: Winky Lux Flower Balm

B: Pelosi family pasta salad!


What we read this week!

Becca: Tom Lake by Ann Patchett, and Magnolia Parks by Jessa Hastings.

O: The Celebrants by Stephen Rowley, and The Counselors by Jessica Goodman.


This Month’s Book Club Pick – Tom Lake by Ann Patchett (Have thoughts about this book you want to share? Call in at 843-405-3157 or email us a voice memo at



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