'Kenny Shopsin' on Serious Eats

The SOS at Shopsin's

[Photo: Robyn Lee] The greatest thing about Shopsin's—well, one of the six or seven greatest things about Shopsin's—is that no matter how many times you return, there's always something you haven't yet attempted on their constantly revised tome of... More

Kenny Shopsin Is Not Moving Uptown

We got confirmation from Kenny himself this morning that Shopsin's is not moving. But after this post on Talk yesterday, we were a little bewildered: Friends were down at the Essex Street Market for the inaugural Sunday opening, and claim... More

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

"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

In Videos: Kenny Shopsin on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien'

To ring in the release of his new book yesterday, Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin, restaurateur Kenny Shopsin was on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and, like most chefs, did a cooking segment with O'Brien. On his best behavior, apparently Kenny Shopsin was warned to keep it clean. After using the word "goo" to describe the burnt edges of cheese on a grilled cheese sandwich, Shopsin said: "Usually I use a different term, but they told me not to." To our disappointment, not a single beep was heard. They made pancakes! Mac n' cheese pancakes, peanut butter and jelly pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, S'mores pancakes, and the newest addition to the Shopsin's menu: the Conan... More

Kenny Shopsin's Memoir-Cookbook Out Today

Whether you love or can't stand Kenny Shopsin, his book comes out today, and it's a lot like him. "Profane, unreasonable, more than occasionally rude, charming, funny, and totally ridiculous," as Ed describes him. But always memorable. Read Ed's full take on Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin, and don't forget to watch Kenny on Conan tonight. If you're in New York, hit up the Strand bookstore tomorrow at 7 PM for a discussion. We'll be watching and counting how many times he gets bleeped out. Feel free to throw out guesses.... More

Kenny Shopsin To Appear On Conan O'Brien Late Night Tomorrow

Restauranteur Kenny Shopsin will be on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Tuesday night, September 23, to ring in the release of his new book, Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin. We'll be watching to see how many times they'll bleep out his favorite word—the one he signed lovingly in Ed's copy. Set your DVR now. 12:35am ET, NBC. Related 'Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin' Sunday Brunch: Kenny Shopsin's Perfect Scrambled Eggs and Really Good Toast Talk: Shopsin's: Comical Rudeness... More

'Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin'

I loved the thread about Shopsin's, and the interesting thing is that every commenter is right on some level. I have known Kenny Shopsin for 25 years, and he is profane, unreasonable, more than occasionally rude, charming, funny, and totally ridiculous—sometimes all simultaneously. He's also a really good cook who can make me laugh, even while insulting me. Does that make me a masochist? I don't think so. So based on all the above, I was thrilled when we received an advance copy of Kenny's cookbook-memoir-philosophical tome, Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin. I knew it would be like Kenny, endlessly fascinating, sometimes infuriating, and totally engaging. Kenny Shopsin: Love Him or Can't Stand Him When it... More

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