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Kenny Shopsin's Sliders

Serious Eats Allison Hemler 12 comments

Photograph by Nick Solares Kenny Shopsin wants you to know that sliders are not really hamburgers: "They might be made of the same components, but so is spaghetti and meatballs when you stop to think about it." The meat is... More

Cook the Book: Egg Pizza

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 1 comment

Kenny Shopsin, author of this week's Cook the Book selection, Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin has no idea how he came up with Egg Pizza, which is "just like pizza except that a normal crust is... More

Cook the Book: Coconut Rice with Variations

Serious Eats Lucy Baker Post a comment

Soup with rice in it is not unusual. There's chicken rice, tomato rice, and turkey rice, to name just a few. But who's ever heard of soup with a side of rice? Probably no one, aside from those who regularly... More

Cook the Book: Blisters on My Sisters

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 1 comment

How many dishes do you know of that were originally inspired by a Frank Zappa song? I'm guessing not many. Motivated by Zappa's lyrics from his song Jewish Princess: "I want a dainty little Jewish princess with a couple of... More

Cook the Book: Taco-Fried Chicken

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 14 comments

The writer Calvin Trillin, a longtime patron of the original Shopsin's on Bedford Street in New York City, once took Kenny Shopsin to the bar in Buffalo, New York, where Buffalo wings were invented. The sauce there was a straightforward... More

Cook the Book: Slutty Cakes

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 2 comments

I was going to save this recipe for later in the week. Slutty Cakes, along with Ho Cakes, are one of the most famous dishes on the Shopsin's menu (PDF). But then I thought, why not start out with a... More

Cook the Book: 'Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin'

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"Grumpy." "Cantankerous." "Grouchy." "Unreasonable." "Foul-mouthed." These are just some of the pejorative terms often used to describe Kenny Shopsin, author of this week's Cook the Book selection, Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin. Nevertheless, I bet I would enjoy him. After all, how much can you dislike a man whose restaurant menu lists 76 varieties of waffles, 47 different milkshakes, and 24 kinds of grilled cheese sandwiches? Really, though, what I find most impressive about Kenny are the pearls of begrudging, licentious wisdom he dispenses throughout his culinary memoir-cookbook. Forget the recipes, which are usually nothing more than tongue-in-cheek instructions, and which often contain ingredients that would make food snobs shudder (Aunt Jemima pancake batter, Good Seasons... More

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