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Eat Me

The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin
Shopsin, Kenny (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"Pancakes are a luxury, like smoking marijuana or having sex. That’s why I came up with the names Ho Cakes and Slutty Cakes. These are extra decadent, but in a way, every pancake is a Ho Cake.” Thus speaks Kenny Shopsin, legendary (and legendarily eccentric, ill-tempered, and lovable) chef and owner of the Greenwich Village restaurant (and institution), Shopsin’s, which has been in existence since 1971.

Kenny has finally put together his 900-plus-item menu and his unique philosophy—imagine Elizabeth David crossed with Richard Pryor—to create Eat Me, the most profound and profane cookbook you’ll ever read. His rants—on everything from how the customer is not always right to the art of griddling; from how to run a small, ethical, and humane business to how we all should learn to cook in a Goodnight Moon world where everything you need is already in your own home and head—will leave you stunned or laughing or hungry. Or all of the above.

With more than 120 recipes including such perfect comfort foods as High School Hot Turkey Sandwiches, Cuban Bean Polenta Melt, and Cornmeal-Fried Green Tomatoes with Comeback Sauce, plus the best soups, egg dishes, and hamburgers you’ve ever eaten, Eat Me is White Trash Cooking for the twenty-first century, as unforgettable and mind-boggling as its author.

Baker & Taylor
In an entertaining cookbook and reflection on the culinary art, the chef-owner of Shopsin's shares more than 120 tempting recipes for such comfort foods as soups, egg dishes, sandwiches, hamburgers, and more, as well as his thoughts on the art of griddling, how to run a small and ethical business, how and why we all should learn to cook, and other topics. 40,000 first printing.

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& Taylor

The chef-owner of Shopsin's offers reflection on the culinary art, customers, and family bonds and shares more than 120 recipes for such comfort foods as mac n cheese pancakes and blisters on my sisters (sunny-side-up eggs on tortillas).

Authors: Shopsin, Kenny
Statement of Responsibility: by Kenny Shopsin and Carolynn Carreño
Title: Eat me
the food and philosophy of Kenny Shopsin
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xxvii, 260 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Notes: "A Borzoi book."
Subject Headings: Shopsin's (Restaurant) Shopsin, Kenny
Additional Contributors: Carreño, Carolynn
Found in: Lower East Side Heritage Collection (Seward Park Branch)
LCCN: 2008017642
ISBN: 9780307264930
0307264939
Branch Call Number: 647.9506 S
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Jan 08, 2011
  • ohialehuadef rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

To truly appreciate this cookbook, you need to see the movie "I Like Killing Flies", a documentary about Kenny Shopsin and his restaurant. The text captures his ornery-ness and love for food, customers and family. The recipes? Well, I'm not sure I would make too many things from it, but his philosophy on cooking (deconstruct/reconstruct) is inspiring. And just reading the huge menu stresses you out a bit... what would you order and would you get kicked out of his restaurant if you did something wrong?!?!?

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