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pierino

November 30, 2009 • 12 Comments

Over the past several weeks, we've all been entertained by pierino. This self-described "standup commis, fougassier and flaneur" has his own blog, Eggs in Purgatory, and his food52 comments reveal a penchant for throwdowns and Calvin Trillin. Pierino's recipes are as colorful and flamboyant as their names suggest: Walking Spanish Down the Hall Chicken Thighs, "Line Caught" Sweet Potato Waffle Cut and Big Zombie Mustard Chicken Tagine with Couscous. See his profile and fan him here.

Here is pierino's profile Q&A:

  • What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
    Strange in a good way, Korean kimchi tacos from the Kogi truck
  • What do you cook when home alone?
    Something with really good imported, tinned tuna in olive oil. E.g. salad nicoise, pan bagnat
  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    My mother's cookbooks which include 1st edtions of the New York Times Cookbook by Craig Claiborne and Gourmet's Basic French Cookbook by Louis Diat
  • Your ideal meal:
    A succession of small plates of different types
  • Something you'd like a chance to eat or cook:
    pupusas
  • The number of bottles of wine you own:
    One
  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
    8
  • Kitchen pet peeve:
    One of the gas burners won't ignite
  • Your favorite cookbook:
    AD HOC by Keller. It's way more than a collection of recipes. I recommend it to serious home cooks everywhere.

 

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over 4 years ago KelseyTheNaptimeChef

Any fan of Calvin Trillin gets up a thumbs up from me.

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over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

As a writer and blogger, Calvin set the bar for me years ago. His moving tribute to his late wife "About Alice" is perhaps the finest memoir I've ever read. Bourdain (who I've met) showed me how to be funny and sharp about cooking in a single sentence, and A.J. Leibling moved me to keep it literary; plus Keith Floyd will always have a special place in my heart because he liked the Stranglers' "Waltzinblack."

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over 4 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

The AS Roma jersey is a lovely touch, notwithstanding my allegiance to Juventus . . . .

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over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

And this is the "derby" weekend during which we send Lazio to Serie B (hopefully). But why is it that most Juve fans are in the south while la vecchia plays in Torino?

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over 4 years ago shayma

Muslera should be scared, very, very scared. Agreed, lovely knives.

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over 4 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Lazio hasn't a prayer, even in the Eternal City, vs the Giallorossi. Though, not to stray too far from our primary focus here, recent reports say that Muslera is "relishing" the upcoming match.

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over 4 years ago blim8183

Italian soccer... *yawn*

:P

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over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

In fact the ball is picked up and thrown far more often in soccer than it is kicked in American "football". You don't get six points for a goal. And you don't get three points for every corner kick taken. American "football" amounts to 5 seconds of action followed by 30 seconds of chit chat---and then everyone runs into each other.
Above all it is the one game the whole world plays under the same rules unless you count badminton or something exciting like that.

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over 4 years ago blim8183

Hehe, sorry! I'm actually a huge soccer fan, just more of an EPL fan myself :D

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over 4 years ago eatboutique

Hot knives.

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over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

Aw shucks. Thank you ma'ams.

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over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

Oh, and please note that my cookbook top shelf looks much like your own.