The Art of Cooking and of Revenge

The theme of the September issue of Food & Wine is the former. And it turns out the epicenter for the art of cooking is just outside of Dullsville. What I can report is that I will be buying Kurt Gutenbrunner’s, er, new cookbook Neue Cuisine. What can I say, I’m a fan. Here’s a taste: Blend hard-boiled  eggs, salami, mayo, mustard, and cornichons until smooth. Serve on toast with capers and herbs. Ja, bitte.

Other recipes that are for eating, rather than ogling: 1. Pizza topped with potatoes, bacon or sausage, cheese, and a runny egg; 2. Pasta with hot coppa, garlic, red pepper flakes, white wine, clams, olive oil, mint, basil, and pepper. No comment on berries in gelatin artily perched on overturned glassware…

But what about the art of writing? Or the art of revenge? Alan Richman’s nutso takedown in GQ of M. Wells, the diner in Queens that has just this month both been rated one of the top newcomers in Bon Appetit and announced it’s closing. This piece is surprising, petty, and dishy–and will leave you wishing you had such a microphone when you felt like a rant. Must read.

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