Superstar benny blanco reveals the cover of OPEN WIDE: a cookbook for friends

November 2, 2024—This spring, Dey Street Books is proud to publish OPEN WIDE, the first ever cookbook from artist, record producer, songwriter, and actor benny blanco (On Sale: April 30, 2023).

OPEN WIDE is benny’s guide to food and entertaining, teaching you everything you need to know about cooking, thrilling your guests, and throwing the greatest dinner party of all time. benny is best known for his work shaping the pop landscape of the last two decades with artists including Ed Sheeran, SZA, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, The Weeknd, Juice WRLD, BTS and more, as well as for his star turn in the FX/FXX #1 comedy Dave alongside best friend Lil Dicky. In recent years, fans have come to learn of benny’s deep passion for food. benny, who hosts LA’s “most coveted” (NYTimes) dinner parties, collaborates with renowned chef and dear friend Matty Matheson on two cooking shows; shares viral cooking tutorials produced with food personalities including Half Baked Harvest, Andy Hearnden, Uncle Roger and Laurent Dagenais; and much more.

benny says, “When I was thirteen, I got a George Foreman Grill, and it changed my life forever. I would invite friends over to get stoned and gather around the grill to make the most elaborate sandwiches our prepubescent minds could fathom. I became obsessed with food and cooking for friends. I know what you’re going to say, and I get it. Cooking is scary. But I promise you, you’ll get addicted. Slicing an onion is like taking a Xanax to me.”

OPEN WIDE offers dishes for every skill level, palate, occasion, budget, and vibe—featuring crowd-pleasing menus like:

• 5 Dishes to Get You Laid and One for the Morning After

• I Wish I Were an Italian Grandma

• Take Me to the Cheesy Rodeo

• F*ck Morton’s Steakhouse

OPEN WIDE features more than 100 delicious, accessible, and elevated recipes like:

• Lose Your Mind Lobster Rolls

• “I Might Go Vegetarian” Veggie Sandwich

• “I Hope We Didn’t Make a Baby” Breakfast Burrito

• Chicken Cutlets with Honey, Peppers, and Parm

…and more! benny’s cookbook has something to teach everyone about hosting friends and sending guests home well fed and well entertained. There are the basics to get your kitchen ready, a little advice from his expert friends (including Eric Andre, Jess Damuck, Ben Sinclair, and Emile Haynie), and benny’s mouth-watering recipes specifically formulated to blow minds. Open this book. Open your heart. And open wide, baby.

MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR: benny blanco is a record producer, songwriter, artist, actor, record executive, and cookbook author. benny has contributed to the sale of hundreds of millions of albums worldwide through his work with artists including Ed Sheeran, SZA, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Katy Perry, The Weeknd, Maroon 5, Juice WRLD, Sia, and many more. As a solo artist, benny has released two albums—FRIENDS KEEP SECRETS and FRIENDS KEEP SECRETS 2—that have been streamed more than 11 billion times to date and have featured multiple multiplatinum hits. benny made his TV debut playing a fictionalized version of himself on the FXX series “Dave” with Lil Dicky, which has become the #1 comedy on FX and FXX. His longtime friendship with acclaimed chef Matty Matheson has spawned two massively viral online food series, “Matty & Benny Eat Out America” and “Stupid F*cking Cooking Show.” OPEN WIDE is his first book. For updates about the book and tour, follow benny at @itsbennyblanco.

For more information, please contact Reid Kutrow or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

For Dey Street, please contact Sarah Falter, 615-917-0583