It's one o'clock in the morning. I should be in bed. But I can't sleep. I'm too busy reading Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin...
Tonight (or I suppose last night at this point) I had the chance to go to Kenny Shopsin's book talk and signing at the Strand. As a long time lover of Shopsin's--when Lawman and I took the day off for our anniversary this year our only set plan was Shopsin's for lunch--it was interesting to hear Kenny chat with his editor about the book and his process in the kitchen. Going home and reading the first couple of chapters is like visiting the restaurant.
This is one beautifully put together book. Tamara Shopsin was the designer and she created a look that captures the essence of Shopsin's in it's various incarnations. The book features photos by Tamara's husband, Jason Fulford...photos of the food, the process, and all those little things that make Shopsin's into Shopsin's.
While I look forward to getting into the kitchen and trying out some of these recipes--mmm, mmm Slutty Cakes and Ho Cakes--I can't wait to visit Shopsin's for brunch. Lawman will obsess over his choice before settling on something pork based, I'll order the Piaf on wheat, Zach will ask us where the f*ck we've been and all will be right in the world.
For more Shopsin's book coverage including a link to Kenny's appearance on Conan this week check out SeriousEats.com.
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