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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:
  • The number of bottles of wine you own:
  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
  • 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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