ABOUT THE BOOK:
Tyler Kord is chef-owner of the lauded No. 7 restaurant and No. 7 Sub shops in New York.
He is also a fabulously neurotic man who directs his energy into careless ruminations on sandwich philosophy, love, self-loathing, pay phones, getting drunk in the shower, Tom Cruise, food ethics, and what it's like having the names of two different women tattooed on your body.
Most of these ruminations also happen to be truly excellent recipes, like roast beef with crispy shallots and smoky French dressing, or a mind-blowing mayonnaise that tastes exactly like pho. [Tyler, you never did finish writing that fried squid recipe though. You know that, right? -Ed.] This is his first book. If you buy it, you can help make sure it won't be his last.
I haven’t read a book this entertaining in a while! Yes, you read that right. Sure, it’s a cookbook, but even if you never make a sandwich from it, you will still enjoy reading it! My family saw this book sitting on the coffee table and their reactions to the title have been so funny. They’re used to me getting new books all the time because I do a lot of reviews, so it is rare for them to notice a new one. This definitely caught their attention.
It gets better from there. I don’t want to spoil it for anybody so I can’t say too much but I’ll say this. Don’t skip the Foreword. Don’t skip the subscripts at the bottom either. The whole thing is hilarious. It even has redacted parts in it which I thought was funny. Seeing what all made it into this book, I’m curious what the editor managed to cut out! Poor editor. I’m sure he had a big job – but not necessarily in a bad way.
I haven’t tried any of these recipes yet because I live in a small town where a lot of the ingredients can’t be found. I really want to, though. They look delicious. I like strange and unusual things, and these recipes are definitely that.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for a review. I was not required to post a positive review, and all opinions are my own.