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Munchies: Late-night Meals From The World's Best Chefs

byJj Goode, Helen Hollyman, Editors Of Munchies

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This cookbook, based on the game-changing web series Chef's Night Out, features stories of the world's best chefs' debauched nights on the town, and recipes for the food they cook to soak up the booze afterwards.

MUNCHIES brings the hugely popular show Chef's Night Out (on VICE Media's food website, MUNCHIES) to the page with snapshots of food culture in cities around the world, plus tall tales and fuzzy recollections from 70 of the world's top chefs, including Anthony Bourdain, Dominique Crenn, David Chang, Danny Bowien, Wylie Dufresne, Inaki Aizpitarte, and Enrique Olvera, among others. Then there are the 65 recipes: dishes these chefs cook when they're done feeding customers, and ready to feed their friends instead. With chapters like "Drinks" (i.e., how to get your night started), "Things with Tortillas," "Hardcore" (which includes pizzas, nachos, poutines, and more), and "Morning After" (classy and trashy dishes for the bleary-eyed next day), MUNCHIES features more than 65 recipes to satisfy any late-night craving and plenty of drinks to keep the party going.

Chefs include:
            
Shion Aikawa 
Jen Agg 
Iñaki Aizpitarte 
Erik Anderson 
Sam Anderson 
Wes Avila 
Joaquin Baca 
Kyle Bailey 
Jonathan Benno 
Noah Bernamoff 
Jamie Bissonnette 
April Bloomfield 
Robert Bohr And Ryan Hardy 
Danny Bowien 
Anthony Bourdain 
Stuart Brioza And Nicole Krasinski 
Gabriela Cámara 
David Chang 
Han Chiang 
Michael Chernow And Dan Holtzman 
Leah Cohen 
Dominique Crenn 
Armando De La Torre 
Maya Erickson 
Konstantin Filippou 
Vanya Filopovic 
The Franks 
Paul Giannone 
Josh Gil 
Abigail Gullo 
Tien Ho 
Esben Holmboe Bang 
Brandon Jew 
Jessica Koslow 
Agatha Kulaga And Erin Patinkin 
Joshua Kulp And Christine Cikowski 
Taiji Kushima And Shogo Kamishima 
Arjun Mahendro And Nakul Mahendro 
Anne Maurseth 
Andrew Mcconnell 
Kavita Meelu 
Danny Minch 
Carlo Mirarchi 
Nicolai Nørregaard 
Masaru Ogasawara 
Enrique Olvera 
Matt Orlando 
Mitch Orr 
Rajat Parr 
Kevin Pemoulie 
Frank Pinello 
Rosio Sánchez 
Brad Spence 
Alon Shaya 
Phet Schwader 
Michael Schwartz 
Callie Speer 
Jeremiah Stone And Fabian Von Hauske 
Dale Talde 
Lee Tiernan 
Christina Tosi 
Isaac Toups 
Anna Trattles And Alice Quillet 
Alisa Reynolds 
Grant Van Gameren 
Michael White 
Andrew Zimmern
JJ GOODE is an award-winning cookbook author who has coauthored books by April Bloomfield, Andy Ricker, Dale Talde, and Masaharu Morimoto. HELEN HOLLYMAN is the editor-in-chief of MUNCHIES, the world's first global Millennial food website and digital media video channel from VICE Media. Launched in 2014, MUNCHIES offers groundbreaking ...
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Title:Munchies: Late-night Meals From The World's Best ChefsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 10.3 × 8.3 × 1.1 inPublished:October 24, 2017Publisher:Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/RodaleLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Learning New Techniques Title: MUNCHIES - Late-Night Meals from the World's Best Chefs Author: JJ Goode, Helen Hollyman, Editors of Munchies Publisher: Ten Speed Press Published: 10-24-2017 Pages: 264 Genre: Cooking. Food & Wine; Sub-Genre: Special Occasion, Celebrity & TV Shows, Drinks & Beverages, Cookbooks ISBN: 9780399580086 ASIN: B0MFURB1A1 Reviewed For NetGalley and Ten Speed Press Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.75 Stars We don't have to have spent the night partying to appreciate the delicious recipes offered In "Munchies". They are also good for every day meals or game day half time indulgence. There is even some that could be used for picnics or Little League after game meal. Recipes are offered by various chefs and are said to be tried and true by them. There are also different alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage recipes to try. There are recipes use for multiple occasions. Recipes are clearly written and are easy to follow. My rating of "Munchies Late-Night Meals from the World's Best Chefs" is 4.75 out of 5 stars.
Date published: 2017-08-11

Read from the Book

Introduction  Chef ’s Night Out started, as so many things do, with David Chang. Then just another profane chef on the rise, he agreed to let our cameras follow him and a few friends on one of his typical post-shift escapades. There was double-fried Korean chicken. There was beer dispensed from a tabletop keg that looked like a lava lamp. There were shots of soju. And there was real talk. The next day, a hungover Chang opened up about why he left his job at the stately Café Boulud to open a subversive ramen joint—he realized, he admitted, that he wasn’t nearly as skilled as the other cooks in Andrew Carmellini’s kitchen. In other words, the Momofuku empire started because David Chang was a sub-par cook.    On a whim, our quick-witted producers decided that it would be a good idea to force Chang to stumble back to his restaurant, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, to cook something. It wasn’t. At that point, he really shouldn’t have been that close to fire. As he struggled to compose his famous pork buns, the legendary chef José Andrés showed up and made fun of him.    It made for killer TV, even though it was on the web and even though the rambling 12-minute video broke just about every single cooking-show convention. Dave looked sloppy. The food he made looked sloppy. The night was poorly planned. Our producers had to cobble together a narrative on the fly. It was so much fun we thought we should do it again.    That was way back in 2009. The episode became the first in our video series, then called MUNCHIES. As it turns out, people like seeing chefs when they’re not necessarily at their best. Each one racked up hundreds of thousands of views, revealing a massive audience disaffected by the cornball state of most food television— the over-produced shows hosted by grinning actors hired to pretend to cook.    So we kept the episodes coming. Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Animal in L.A. grilled meat with some friends, actors, and a then-little-known comedian named Aziz Ansari. Top Chef–champ Stephanie Izard convinced us that “Chick Chefs” rule and Chicago food is way more than just Alinea, salad dogs, and deep-dish pizza. Anthony Bourdain engorged himself with Presidente at The Distinguished Wakamba Cocktail Lounge before cooking up a bloody côte de boeuf. Since then, we’ve filmed more than 130 episodes, traveling the world to hang with incredible chefs, from Moscow, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Mexico City, and beyond— drinking and eating like there’s no tomorrow. The series so perfectly embodied VICE’s food coverage—uncontrived, provocative and personality-packed, meaningful and fun—that relatively early on, it shed its name, becoming Chef’s Night Out as we launched a full-blown food website called MUNCHIES.    The series continued to pull back the curtain on some of the chefs who had been elevated to celebrities, revealing them to be brash, dumb, smart, normal, fun. The response has been insane—more than 32 million views and counting. It has become as popular with insiders as it has with outsiders looking in. Among the young cooks and chefs who define the food culture of the moment, being on the show became a sign that you’d made it. Today, whenever we interview a chef, big-time or small-potatoes, for any reason, the conversation begins with the same question from them: “Can I be on Chef ’s Night Out?”    In some ways, this book is about the crazy sh*t that happens when we ply our favorite chefs with booze, food, and questions, and then scour their hazy minds for late-night eats. But like the show, this cookbook offers more than just drunken tales. We quickly recognized that the show was a way to explore a vibrant culture. The drunken disquisitions and stripped-down food the chefs share with us almost always follow a few minutes of sober, if hungover, explanation of the food they cook for a living. We do this on purpose, highlighting one of the many contradictions that makes the contemporary restaurant world so fascinating—the sweating tattooed 27-year-old raging behind the swinging kitchen doors, the suits and gray temples seated in the well-appointed dining room, twirling pappardelle and nibbling rabbit saddle. Cooking has become glamorous, even though it’s really toil. Food has become trendy, even though nearly every aspect of making it is actually old. The people who cook for a living aren’t “The New Rock Stars.” And we love them despite that— no, because of that.    What still strikes us as remarkable is the food that the chefs cook at the end of the night. It’s tempting to think of it as “drunk food,” since it’s typically conjured while under the influence. But it’s something much more exciting. It’s what they make not when they’re feeding customers but when they’re feeding friends. Sure, it’s stuff they decide to make for late-night indulgence, but like the food that cooks make for family meal, it reflects the love and care and skill you’d expect from food meant to feed their restaurant family. Stripped of pomp and inspired by a particularly hungry moment, what they cook often says more about the chef than the food at their restaurants does.    We thought the recipes for those dishes deserved to be recorded, and cooked. And so the pages herein are our compilation of some of our favorite moments from this show. Some of the recipes in this book are dead-simple. Some take work that’s worth the effort. They all occupy that magical range between exciting and useful, aspirational and doable. They’ll serve you well whether you dispatch them alone and sozzled at the stove or feed them to friends gathered at a table during a reasonable dinner hour. As all recipes should be, they’re here to guide you, not to limit you. In other words, go nuts. You might choose to slip Chang’s pork belly into warm Wonder bread rather than Chinese buns or smear chicken liver pate rather than foie gras torchon on Maya Erickson’s Fernet-spiked gingerbread. You even start making mash-ups, family meal style, and swapping Jen Egg’s tongue chili in place of the taco beef on Christina Tosi’s seven-layer dip, or vice versa.    The chapters of the book are divided into sections meant to reflect certain categories favored by the chefs and to trace a path through the most delicious night of your life, beginning with temptation and ending in resurrection. There are “Drinks” to get your night started; there are “Things with Tortillas,” because your descent begins with nachos, tacos, burritos, and seven-layer dip. There is a section called “Hardcore” devoted to the point in the evening when you can’t remember how many cocktails you’ve had and you just want everyone to know how much you love them (pizzas, nachos, poutines, and more). And of course, there’s the “Morning After” for all the hangover dishes to aid the anguish that awaits.     Chinese Drunken Noodles  Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von Hauske  Contra – New York, New York SERVES 6    2 pounds ground fatty pork  1 cup fermented black beans  1 teaspoon ground cumin  1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper  1 large yellow onion, diced  10 whole cloves  4 whole star anise  1 pound Biangbiang noodles, or fresh flat wheat noodles about 1½-inches wide  2 tablespoons vegetable oil  1/4 cup minced ginger  5 garlic cloves, minced  2 bunches scallions, thinly sliced  1 bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped  1 bunch fresh garlic chives or regular chives, finely chopped  Kosher salt  2 cups mung bean sprouts  1/2 cup dried chiles de árbol    Combine the pork, black beans, cumin, white pepper, half of the onion, and 1 cup water in a medium heavy-bottomed pot. Wrap the cloves and star anise in cheesecloth, tie to make a little sack, and add the sack to the pot. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover with the lid, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the pork is very tender and saucy, about 2. hours. Remove from the heat and discard the spice sack.  Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook, stirring, until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain the noodles and set aside.  Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining onion along with the ginger and garlic, and cook, stirring, until the onion is slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the braised pork and cook, stirring, until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Stir in the noodles, tossing to coat with the porky sauce, then stir in the scallions, cilantro, and chives. Season with salt and transfer to a large platter. Scatter the bean sprouts and chiles over the noodles and serve immediately.    Seven-Layer Dip Christina Tosi Momofuku Milk Bar – New York, New York Serves 20   When Christina Tosi isn’t in sweets mode, making birthday-cake shakes and cornflake-and- Marshmallow cookies, she cooks glories like this seven-layer dip. Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you—the details are important. You must, for instance, use iceberg lettuce. You really should buy canned refried beans instead of attempting to make your own. (Because it’s seven-layer dip.) And you should eat it nice and cold, as if you’ve pulled it straight from the fridge during a bout of desperate hunger, which you probably have. The only part that requires cooking is when you whip up classic “taco beef,” cooking the meat with some spices, though we doubt Tosi would mind if you used a seasoning packet. She might even give you a high five.   TACO BEEF 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 pounds ground beef 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder3/4 teaspoon onion powder 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Mexican   DIP 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 (15-ounce) cans refried pinto beans Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 (16-ounce) containers sour cream 4 ripe avocados, halved, pitted, and peeled Freshly squeezed juice of 2 limes 8 vine-ripe tomatoes, cored and diced 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, cored and shredded (about 4 cups) 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (or equal parts cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese)   Tortilla chips, for serving   To make the taco beef, heat the oil in a large saucepan or skillet over medium-high, then add the beef and cook, stirring to break it up, until it is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Add all the remaining ingredients and keep cooking, stirring, until all the liquid evaporates and the beef is lightly browned, about 5 minutes more. Take the pan off the heat and let the beef cool completely.   To make the dip, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Add the beans and cook, stirring, until smooth and spreadable, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, remove from the heat, and let cool completely.   Add the beans to a 9 by 13-inch baking dish and spread to form an even layer. Top with the sour cream in an even layer, then the beef in an even layer. Mash the avocados and lime juice together in a bowl, season with salt and pepper, then spread this evenly over the beef. Top with the tomatoes in an even layer, then the lettuce and the cheese. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the dip is thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours. Serve with tortilla chips.   Scrambled Eggs and Potato Chips Jamie Bissonnette Toro – New York, New York SERVES 1    3 large eggs  1 tablespoon unsalted butter  Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper  1 (1 1/2-ounce) bag plain potato chips, preferably Lay’s Classic  2 slices whole-wheat bread  Hot sauce  Mayonnaise (optional)  Olive oil (only if you can remember the last drink you had)    FOR A SUPER BAD HANGOVER: Crack the eggs into a bowl. Beat with a fork until they are all homogeneous.    In a small nonstick skillet, heat the butter over medium. When it starts to coat the bottom, add the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Stir until the eggs start to set, then pull the pan from the heat, open the bag of chips, and crush them in the bag. Dump them into the eggs, and stir until the eggs are set but still runny. Transfer the eggs to the chip bag and let everything sit.    Toast the bread over a flame (or use a toaster). When the bread is toasted, tear it up, put it into the bag, douse the bag’s contents with hot sauce to taste, hit the couch, and eat straight outta the bag.   FOR A NOT SUPER BAD HANGOVER: Crack the eggs into a bowl. Beat with a fork until they are all homogeneous.    In a small nonstick skillet, heat the butter over medium. When it starts to coat the bottom, add the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Stir until the eggs start to set, then pull the pan from the heat, open the bag of chips, and crush them in the bag. Add them to the eggs and turn up the heat to medium-high. Run a spatula under the eggs to make sure they aren’t sticking, then flip the eggs onto a plate. Add some olive oil to the pan, return the eggs to the pan, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip again and cook for 2 to 3 more minutes, until the eggs are completely set. Transfer back to the plate. Toast the bread in a toaster. Make a sandwich with the hot sauce and mayo and the egg and chip mixture.Introduction Chef ’s Night Out started, as so many things do, with David Chang. Then just another profane chef on the rise, he agreed to let our cameras follow him and a few friends on one of his typical post-shift escapades. There was double-fried Korean chicken. There was beer dispensed from a tabletop keg that looked like a lava lamp. There were shots of soju. And there was real talk. The next day, a hungover Chang opened up about why he left his job at the stately Café Boulud to open a subversive ramen joint—he realized, he admitted, that he wasn’t nearly as skilled as the other cooks in Andrew Carmellini’s kitchen. In other words, the Momofuku empire started because David Chang was a sub-par cook.  On a whim, our quick-witted producers decided that it would be a good idea to force Chang to stumble back to his restaurant, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, to cook something. It wasn’t. At that point, he really shouldn’t have been that close to fire. As he struggled to compose his famous pork buns, the legendary chef José Andrés showed up and made fun of him.  It made for killer TV, even though it was on the web and even though the rambling 12-minute video broke just about every single cooking-show convention. Dave looked sloppy. The food he made looked sloppy. The night was poorly planned. Our producers had to cobble together a narrative on the fly. It was so much fun we thought we should do it again.  That was way back in 2009. The episode became the first in our video series, then called MUNCHIES. As it turns out, people like seeing chefs when they’re not necessarily at their best. Each one racked up hundreds of thousands of views, revealing a massive audience disaffected by the cornball state of most food television— the over-produced shows hosted by grinning actors hired to pretend to cook.  So we kept the episodes coming. Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Animal in L.A. grilled meat with some friends, actors, and a then-little-known comedian named Aziz Ansari. Top Chef–champ Stephanie Izard convinced us that “Chick Chefs” rule and Chicago food is way more than just Alinea, salad dogs, and deep-dish pizza. Anthony Bourdain engorged himself with Presidente at The Distinguished Wakamba Cocktail Lounge before cooking up a bloody côte de boeuf. Since then, we’ve filmed more than 130 episodes, traveling the world to hang with incredible chefs, from Moscow, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Mexico City, and beyond— drinking and eating like there’s no tomorrow. The series so perfectly embodied VICE’s food coverage—uncontrived, provocative and personality-packed, meaningful and fun—that relatively early on, it shed its name, becoming Chef ’s Night Out as we launched a full-blown food website called MUNCHIES.  The series continued to pull back the curtain on some of the chefs who had been elevated to celebrities, revealing them to be brash, dumb, smart, normal, fun. The response has been insane—more than 32 million views and counting. It has become as popular with insiders as it has with outsiders looking in. Among the young cooks and chefs who define the food culture of the moment, being on the show became a sign that you’d made it. Today, whenever we interview a chef, big-time or small-potatoes, for any reason, the conversation begins with the same question from them: “Can I be on Chef ’s Night Out?”  In some ways, this book is about the crazy shit that happens when we ply our favorite chefs with booze, food, and questions, and then scour their hazy minds for late-night eats. But like the show, this cookbook offers more than just drunken tales. We quickly recognized that the show was a way to explore a vibrant culture. The drunken disquisitions and stripped-down food the chefs share with us almost always follow a few minutes of sober, if hungover, explanation of the food they cook for a living. We do this on purpose, highlighting one of the many contradictions that makes the contemporary restaurant world so fascinating—the sweating tattooed 27-year-old raging behind the swinging kitchen doors, the suits and gray temples seated in the well-appointed dining room, twirling pappardelle and nibbling rabbit saddle. Cooking has become glamorous, even though it’s really toil. Food has become trendy, even though nearly every aspect of making it is actually old. The people who cook for a living aren’t “The New Rock Stars.” And we love them despite that— no, because of that.  What still strikes us as remarkable is the food that the chefs cook at the end of the night. It’s tempting to think of it as “drunk food,” since it’s typically conjured while under the influence. But it’s something much more exciting. It’s what they make not when they’re feeding customers but when they’re feeding friends. Sure, it’s stuff they decide to make for late-night indulgence, but like the food that cooks make for family meal, it reflects the love and care and skill you’d expect from food meant to feed their restaurant family. Stripped of pomp and inspired by a particularly hungry moment, what they cook often says more about the chef than the food at their restaurants does.  We thought the recipes for those dishes deserved to be recorded, and cooked. And so the pages herein are our compilation of some of our favorite moments from this show. Some of the recipes in this book are dead-simple. Some take work that’s worth the effort. They all occupy that magical range between exciting and useful, aspirational and doable. They’ll serve you well whether you dispatch them alone and sozzled at the stove or feed them to friends gathered at a table during a reasonable dinner hour. As all recipes should be, they’re here to guide you, not to limit you. In other words, go nuts. You might choose to slip Chang’s pork belly into warm Wonder bread rather than Chinese buns or smear chicken liver pate rather than foie gras torchon on Maya Erickson’s Fernet-spiked gingerbread. You even start making mash-ups, family meal style, and swapping Jen Egg’s tongue chili in place of the taco beef on Christina Tosi’s seven-layer dip, or vice versa.  The chapters of the book are divided into sections meant to reflect certain categories favored by the chefs and to trace a path through the most delicious night of your life, beginning with temptation and ending in resurrection. There are “Drinks” to get your night started; there are “Things with Tortillas,” because your descent begins with nachos, tacos, burritos, and seven-layer dip. There is a section called “Hardcore” devoted to the point in the evening when you can’t remember how many cocktails you’ve had and you just want everyone to know how much you love them (pizzas, nachos, poutines, and more). And of course, there’s the “Morning After” for all the hangover dishes to aid the anguish that awaits.  Chinese Drunken Noodles Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von Hauske Contra – New York, New YorkSERVES 6  2 pounds ground fatty pork 1 cup fermented black beans 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper 1 large yellow onion, diced 10 whole cloves 4 whole star anise 1 pound Biangbiang noodles, or fresh flat wheat noodles about 1½-inches wide 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ¼ cup minced ginger 5 garlic cloves, minced 2 bunches scallions, thinly sliced 1 bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped 1 bunch fresh garlic chives or regular chives, finely chopped Kosher salt 2 cups mung bean sprouts ½ cup dried chiles de árbol  Combine the pork, black beans, cumin, white pepper, half of the onion, and 1 cup water in a medium heavy-bottomed pot. Wrap the cloves and star anise in cheesecloth, tie to make a little sack, and add the sack to the pot. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover with the lid, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the pork is very tender and saucy, about 2. hours. Remove from the heat and discard the spice sack. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook, stirring, until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain the noodles and set aside. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining onion along with the ginger and garlic, and cook, stirring, until the onion is slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the braised pork and cook, stirring, until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Stir in the noodles, tossing to coat with the porky sauce, then stir in the scallions, cilantro, and chives. Season with salt and transfer to a large platter. Scatter the bean sprouts and chiles over the noodles and serve immediately.  Seven-Layer DipChristina TosiMomofukuMilk Bar – New York, New YorkServes 20 When Christina Tosi isn’t in sweets mode, making birthday-cake shakes and cornflake-and-Marshmallow cookies, she cooks glories like this seven-layer dip. Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you—the details are important. You must, for instance, use iceberg lettuce. You really should buy canned refried beans instead of attempting to make your own. (Because it’s seven-layer dip.) And you should eat it nice and cold, as if you’ve pulled it straight from the fridge during a bout of desperate hunger, which you probably have. The only part that requires cooking is when you whip up classic “taco beef,” cooking the meat with some spices, though we doubt Tosi would mind if you used a seasoning packet. She might even give you a high five. TACO BEEF3 tablespoons vegetable oil2 pounds ground beef2 tablespoons chili powder1½ tablespoons ground cumin1½ teaspoons paprika1½ teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes1½ teaspoons kosher salt¾ teaspoon garlic powder¾ teaspoon onion powder¾ teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Mexican DIP1 tablespoon vegetable oil2 (15-ounce) cans refried pinto beansKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper2 (16-ounce) containers sour cream4 ripe avocados, halved, pitted, and peeledFreshly squeezed juice of 2 limes8 vine-ripe tomatoes, cored and diced½ head iceberg lettuce, cored and shredded (about 4 cups)1½ cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (or equal parts cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese) Tortilla chips, for serving To make the taco beef, heat the oil in a large saucepan or skillet over medium-high, then add the beef and cook, stirring to break it up, until it is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Add all the remaining ingredients and keep cooking, stirring, until all the liquid evaporates and the beef is lightly browned, about 5 minutes more. Take the pan off the heat and let the beef cool completely. To make the dip, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Add the beans and cook, stirring, until smooth and spreadable, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, remove from the heat, and let cool completely. Add the beans to a 9 by 13-inch baking dish and spread to form an even layer. Top with the sour cream in an even layer, then the beef in an even layer. Mash the avocados and limejuice together in a bowl, season with salt and pepper, then spread this evenly over thebeef. Top with the tomatoes in an even layer, then the lettuce and the cheese. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the dip is thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours. Serve with tortilla chips. Scrambled Eggs and Potato Chips Jamie BissonnetteToro – New York, New YorkSERVES 1  3 large eggs 1 tablespoon unsalted butter Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 (1½-ounce) bag plain potato chips, preferably Lay’s Classic 2 slices whole-wheat bread Hot sauce Mayonnaise (optional) Olive oil (only if you can remember the last drink you had)  FOR A SUPER BAD HANGOVER: Crack the eggs into a bowl. Beat with a fork until they are all homogeneous.  In a small nonstick skillet, heat the butter over medium. When it starts to coat the bottom, add the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Stir until the eggs start to set, then pull the pan from the heat, open the bag of chips, and crush them in the bag. Dump them into the eggs, and stir until the eggs are set but still runny. Transfer the eggs to the chip bag and let everything sit.  Toast the bread over a flame (or use a toaster). When the bread is toasted, tear it up, put it into the bag, douse the bag’s contents with hot sauce to taste, hit the couch, and eat straight outta the bag. FOR A NOT SUPER BAD HANGOVER: Crack the eggs into a bowl. Beat with a fork until they are all homogeneous.  In a small nonstick skillet, heat the butter over medium. When it starts to coat the bottom, add the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Stir until the eggs start to set, then pull the pan from the heat, open the bag of chips, and crush them in the bag. Add them to the eggs and turn up the heat to medium-high. Run a spatula under the eggs to make sure they aren’t sticking, then flip the eggs onto a plate. Add some olive oil to the pan, return the eggs to the pan, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip again and cook for 2 to 3 more minutes, until the eggs are completely set. Transfer back to the plate. Toast the bread in a toaster. Make a sandwich with the hot sauce and mayo and the egg and chip mixture. 

Editorial Reviews

"The accessible recipes in this witty and fun book will satisfy cravings, day or night."--Publishers Weekly"With over 65 mouthwatering recipes, you'll never have a late-night craving left unsatisfied."--Domino“MUNCHIES has a beautiful premise: you get to see not only what chefs actually like to eat late at night, at the end of a long shift, but also who they are. . . . In this cookbook, you’ll find recipes that are expressions of these moments, when some of the world’s best cooks channel their toil and liberation on a plate.” --Mario Batali, from the foreword