What’s Cooking? The VISUAL Mentalism Booktest LARGE



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    “Dude, You’re a F*****G GENIUS!!!”
    Morgan Strebler

    “A Booktest so good, you can taste it..”
    Michael Murray

    “I love the possibilities with this booktest, it’s certainly original and unique!”
    Peter Turner

    “100,000 stars out of 10”
    Justin Miller

    What’s Cooking? The highly visual, full colour recipe booktest


    With contributions from Peter Turner and Michael Murray.


    I love booktests, however the majority of them, in my opinion, have two major issues

    1. They are mostly text, dull, flat black and white pages.

    2. The books used are generic and have no connection to the audience/spectator.

    Food invokes an instant feeling, reaction or memory for everyone.

    I created this book from the ground up to be a multiphase booktest, which is also modular, so you can pick and choose the elements that you wish to use.

    This book will allow you to read minds, pick up on words, colours, numbers and much more.

    Included is a drawing duplication finale that will leave your audience hungry for more.

    Perfect for close-up, cabaret, stage, or to just have in your kitchen at home, for when the right moment arises..

    Check out Justin Millers full Video review of ‘What’s Cooking’


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    What size is the book?

    The booktest is available as Large A4 or small A5 versions.

    What stock is the book printed on?

    130gsm Silk Text (Inner Pages) + 300gsm Silk Cover

    How many pages does the book have?

    208pp + Cover

    What sort of instructions will I receive?

    You will receive a 58 page full colour instruction book, Dont worry though, learning the method etc is easy, the bulk of the instruction book are awesome contributions, ideas and presentations from Peter Turner and Michael Murray.

    Are the books printed on demand?

    NO! I physically have them here with me, packaged and ready to go!

    Customers' review

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    15 reviews for What’s Cooking? The VISUAL Mentalism Booktest LARGE

    1. 5 out of 5

      (verified owner)

      What’s Cooking Book testScrumptious effect! Colorful, fresh and powerful! The bonus is that Ace Magic’s (Gary’s) Customer Service skills are superb. He responds quickly, informatively and caringly! ...Bravo and Merci Gary!

    2. 5 out of 5

      (verified owner)

      A Real book testGreat idea! In fact I heard a report on the radio the other day that cooking books are now one of the biggest selling books on the high street, making it even easier to introduce it into your set as a real book. I performed it for the first time today in a parlor type show, and even though I committed all the important information to memory I didn't need to as the info was right there in front of me. In fact the more the spectator tries to hide the page they are looking at, the easier it is to see your crib. Genius, well done Gary and thanks for putting the hard work in to producing this book..

    3. 5 out of 5

      (verified owner)

      ExcellentThis is an awesome, unique book test. I love how simple yet powerful it is!

    4. 5 out of 5

      (verified owner)

      Just Superb!!What's Cooking is a truly beautifully produced book and a very clever book test. The method is very easy to grasp . Gary was also very helpful and provided superb customer service. Recommended !!!

    5. 5 out of 5

      (verified owner)

      What’s CookingReally didn’t know what to expect don’t want to share it! Bloody brilliant! Excellent quality, easy to follow instructions, easy to use and the book looks real. Excellent.

    6. 5 out of 5

      (verified owner)

      What's CookingThe A5 size is ideal for handling by the performer as well as the spectator. Sensing a colour as well as a word puts a unique twist on a book test. The crib card (supplied) makes everything child's play. This is not one of those effects you will keep in the bottom drawer. It is a user.

    7. 5 out of 5

      (verified owner)

      TastyI new about this before Blackpool but blew my budget, However so many people in the Ruskin were raving about it I ordered it when I returned home.
      I was not disappointed, it is the most professional looking book test I have seen, and it took only minutes to understand the instructions. I highly recommend to anyone thinking of purchasing a book test

    8. 5 out of 5

      Beautiful piece of work. The book is of the highest quality and will definitely make it into my act.

    9. 5 out of 5

      (verified owner)

      A FavoriteI just received What’s Cooking? and I want to say what a very fine product this is.

      The design and layout are superb, the books in both sizes look fantastic with their heavy glossy paper and clear artistic photos.

      The mechanisms put in for the effects are simple and straightforward—easy to work, but baffling and effective for spectators.

      I have a particular aversion to home-made vanity press book tests that are made up of nonsense. The fact that this one can be read through and through and taken for a genuine book is a huge plus. I have bought literally hundreds of commercial book tests and What’s Cooking is definitely one of the best ones on my shelf.

    10. 5 out of 5

      FantasticA brilliant booktest, nice to use something different other than choose a word, I will use this. Simply brilliant !!!!!!

    11. 5 out of 5

      (verified owner)

      At last ... a superb booktest with content that's relevant to me!I'm so pleased I spotted this in a Blackpool magic conventioneers thread! Gary also kindly gave me a bit of an insight before I made the decision to purchase.

      I went for the A4 version as most of my cookery books are on the larger side. 'What's Cooking?' is beautifully designed, in terms of both the visuals and the method. The instructions are really detailed and I love the addition of the Thoughts section by Peter Turner and Michael Murray, which provides even more options depending on your style. It works on a similar principle to Words by David Stone, another of my favourite booktests, but has taken it a step further to allow multiple reveals.

      The book itself is excellent quality, and looks completely realistic - absolutely perfect for me as a female, though will equally appeal to all mentalists looking for a different take on the standard booktest. Highly recommended!

    12. 5 out of 5

      Yum yum!Firstly let me say that I don't know Gary at all and I bought the A5 version of this booktest.

      I am something of a booktest junkie and I told myself that I wouldn't be buying anymore booktests in 2018, this resolution lasted all of 12 days lol.

      My three main reasons for jumping to purchase this book were that I have a regular restaurant gig, I wanted to add another book to a routine that I perform using different types of books and most importantly that What's Cooking moves away from the usual reveal of a word.

      Unlike some popular booktests What's Cooking looks 100% normal and I would have no hesitation in allowing a spectator to have a cursory look through the book before performing the routine.

      The version I have is extremely well produced and is of a very high quality.

      Along with the book you get a 60 page printed instruction booklet, not only does Gary give detailed clear instruction on how to present and perform the booktest there are also contributions from Peter Turner and Michael Murray that I'm sure many will find invaluable.

      There are also a couple of surprises contained in the book that I wasn't expecting but was delighted to see. I realise that a recipe booktest may not suit everyone but for me I'll be able to use this stand up, close up and have it sitting on my coffee table.

      In my opinion this is a unique and excellent addition to the booktest genre and I have no hesitation in recommending it unreservedly.

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