By Amanda Stone
Yep, another book by a YouTuber, so you may be skeptical. Well, I read it and I have the verdict. But first, you may be wondering, “Who is Rosanna Pansino?” Well, let me tell you the tale. Rosanna Pansino is a 31-year-old author and YouTuber from Seattle, WA.
At a young age, Pansino initially wanted to pursue a career as an actress. She appeared in small roles on episodes of Parks and Recreation and CSI (Crime Scene Investigation). She was a finalist on season two of VH1's Scream Queens (2008), a reality series in which the prize was a role in one of the Saw films.
She started on YouTube in 2010 and has since earned 7.5 million subscribers. She has released a song called “Perfect Together” and her book “The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook: Sweet Treats for the Geek in All of Us.”
The book is based on her famous YouTube baking show “Nerdy Nummies” during which she bakes so-called nerdy goods and treats usually relating to games, books, TV, anime, and music.
I had a chance to get my hands on a copy and try out some of the recipes for myself, including Textbook Smores. I made them with my sister with the prediction that they were not going to taste good, but in the end, they were both good and smorey.
Thanks to such delicious recipes and her YouTube channel, the book has sold over 3.5 million copies and earned a place as a New York Times bestseller. Pansino has been working on a holiday cooking show on the cooking channel called “Ro’s Tasty Treats” and is still making YouTube videos. In the end I give this book 5 out of 5 tasty cupcakes. Pansino deserves much credit for her accomplishments.