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laststandchili Apr 2, 2012 08:54 AM

I recently saw I Like Killing Flies on Netflix and followed up with the purchase of Shopsin's Eat Me from Amazon.

I'm glad there are still people like this in operation, and I think the recipe ideas in the cookbook are well adapted to home use. Nothing earth shattering, just some common sense approaches to some good eats. Looking forward to trying the Chicken and Cashew recipe.

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  1. LulusMom Apr 2, 2012 10:21 AM

    Haven't seen the book, but I did love the movie.

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      HillJ Apr 2, 2012 11:07 AM

      Imagine life if everyone was as brutal a communicator as Shopsin. I liked the movie but I needed a shower and a glass of wine after it.

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        LulusMom Apr 2, 2012 01:38 PM

        I kind of always need a glass of wine, and certainly always enjoy a shower, so it didn't have quite the same effect on me. I was amused by him, but agree that maybe that was because I wasn't actually spending time with him.

    2. mattstolz Apr 2, 2012 09:32 PM

      regardless of his personality, those freakin slutty cakes are delicious.

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        happybaker Apr 2, 2012 09:41 PM

        Didn't see the movie, read the cookbook.

        And after reading the cookbook I knew - oy! This man is harsh!

        But also brilliant and practical. His take on crepes has me blinking in admiration to this day.

        And if I need to do something and I don't have the ingredients officially - I do check the book to see, did he solve the self same problem?!

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          soupkitten Apr 2, 2012 09:45 PM

          um, his take on crepes?

          which was dipping a flour tortilla in eggs and throwing it on a flat-top?
          i reacted strongly, too... :)

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            happybaker Apr 3, 2012 09:27 AM

            Yes, that's the one.

            To the point where I was thinking "Say... would that world for blintz wrappers?"

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              stellamystar Apr 25, 2012 07:19 PM

              I'm determined to try this. Also, microwaving the hamburgers!

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                happybaker Apr 25, 2012 08:02 PM

                Let me know how both go!

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            Westy Apr 3, 2012 07:24 AM

            His French toast recipe is my standard.

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              laststandchili Apr 3, 2012 07:29 AM

              Damnit all, I've been thinking about pancakes and french toast since receiving the book on Saturday, but won't have a breakfast cooking opportunity anytime soon. It's going to have to be pancakes for dinner one night soon.

              I also thought it was interesting that he recommends Grade B maple syrup as it is less refined thus more flavorful then Grade A. I haven't started looking yet, but I don't imagine it will be easy to find Grade B in any of the usual grocery stores.

              The egg pizza recipe is also very interesting.

              1. re: laststandchili
                mattstolz Apr 3, 2012 08:42 AM

                any meal is an opportunity for pancakes and french toast! and if you take chopped as your example, french toast is literally the ONLY dessert that actually even exists.

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                  laststandchili Apr 27, 2012 01:41 PM

                  Finally got around to this last weekend. Used Jiffy box mix for the pancakes and added diced ham (that I had smoked the previous day), and a good handful of grated cheddar to each pancake. Good dense heavy pancakes (I added two eggs to the mix), and the ham and cheese melted and crispy were absolutely tremendous.

                  Thinking about picking up some FF KFC style chicken strips, slicing them up and adding that to the pancakes for a chicken and waffles type experience.

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                  happybaker Apr 3, 2012 09:28 AM

                  He is spot on right about Grade B - I've used it for years.

                  It's actually very easy to find, both Costco and Trader Joe's offer Grade B and so does Whole Foods.

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                    Westy Apr 3, 2012 10:05 AM

                    Agreed. Grade B has never been a challenge to find, and it makes a world of difference.

              2. Withnail42 Apr 30, 2012 06:30 AM

                Great place. Great guy. Go back as often as I can. (est Poutine in NYC!)

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