i like killing flies

Back in February a friend turned me on to an entertaining documentary film “I Like Killing Flies” about the eccentric and churlish NYC restauranteur, Kenny Shopsin. (Definitely worth viewing and available to watch online at Netflix.) Now Shopsin has come out with his own book called, “Eat Me”¬†which combines his iconoclastic life philosophies with his recipes for down-home cooking (and a foreward by Calvin Trillin). With selections like “Macaroni & Cheese Pancakes,” this clearly isn’t a gourmet read, but under his rude and cranky exterior Shopsin has a lot of heart and some pretty right-on ideas about life. A very good follow-up to the film. Recommended!

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