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Does This Taste Funny?: Recipes Our Family Loves

    Stephen and Evie Colbert invite you to pull up a chair as they share their favorite recipes from family and friends and offer a glimpse of food and fun in their South Carolina home.

    “Hopefully reading this book and cooking these recipes will feel like hanging out with us at home. We live in the kitchen anyway.” ―Evie and Stephen Colbert

    As Evie and Stephen explain it, Does This Taste Funny? had its beginnings in the Covid lockdown. “We were all stuck together and couldn’t go out, so we cooked. We had all three kids back under one roof for the first time in a long time, and we had dinner each night as a family. Cooking together became a major source of entertainment.”

    Now, the Colberts invite us into their kitchen and around their dining room table. Sharing Stephen and Evie’s favorite recipes, as well as those of their family and friends, this book offers everything from Party Food (called “party food” because “appetizers” implies something to follow when we all know that, often, this is the only course), to Seafood, to Poultry and Meat (“Evie and I have different relationships to meat. I like it. Evie can take it or leave it, and mostly she leaves it.”), to Desserts (“This is one of the largest sections of the book. Evie always reminds me that desserts are a great way to postpone clearing up.”), to Drinks (“I love cocktail hour. It feels like a reward for having gone so long without a cocktail”), all tied together with playful dialogue between Stephen and Evie and gorgeous shots of their food, family, and home.

    Stephen Colbert and Evie McGee both grew up in Charleston, South Carolina but somehow didn’t meet until their mid-twenties and decided to get married and have a family.

    They are the founders of Spartina Industries which — aside from producing The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, the critically acclaimed Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself, Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News, Hell of a Week with Charlamagne tha God, and Our Cartoon President — recently penned a three-year first-look deal to develop television and streaming content for CBS Studios. Spartina’s most recent project is CBS’s newest late-night show, After Midnight, starring Taylor Tomlinson, which premiered in January of 2024.