5 Great Gifts for a Foodie Under $25
Christmas is just around the corner and if you haven’t finished buying presents or stocking stuffers for your favorite foodie or chef here are some fantastic gifts for you to consider.
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5. I Like Killing Flies - DVD Documentary
Don’t let the title scare you. This is a great documentary on DVD that provides an inside look into the mind and philosophy Kenny Shopshin, the quirky owner and chef of Shopsins in NYC. Shopsins has a menu of 900 or so dishes which are almost all made from scratch. Some dishes have names such as “blisters on my sisters” and “slutty cakes”. Kenny is quite a character, and is known for the rules that customers must follow if they want to be served. If the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld intrigued you at all, you will enjoy this film.
If you think your kitchen is small wait until you see how Kenny has to work in the limited space that he has. Film is rated R for language.
Check out this clip:
Eat Me me features recipes and rants from Kenny Shopsin (see above) with chapter titles such as “Selling Water, or the “Secret of the Restaurant Business” and “The Story of Shopsin’s Turkey”, or “Why I Hate the Health Department”.
Be sure to get this along with the DVD above to really appreciate the fun and witty mind of Kenny Shopsin.
Bill Buford, an editor for the New Yorker, decided to experience what it’s like to work in the kitchen of a popular New York City restaurant. Even though he was inexperienced, Buford was allowed to work at Babbo, a restaurant that
2. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly - Audio Book on CD
Kitchen Confidential is Anthony Bourdain’s memoir of his life in the restaurant business. You may have seen Bourdain on his hit show No Reservations on the Travel channel. Kitchen Confidential takes you on a wild ride with his tales of kitchen debauchery, drugs, mafioso encounters, and everything else he witnessed in
Bourdain also injects useful information to any restaurant patron, such as why you should never order your steak well done, should avoid brunches, and what days not to order fish on.
What causes fish to smell? What are the chemical changes that take place with leavening and emulsifying? Why do certain food combination work so well together? All of these questions are answered in this book that has been hailed the encyclopedia or bible of food science. With over 800 pages, one will find something of interest. Some of the chapters:
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