'Mayonnaise Will Be Fried'-Wylie Dufresne to Write Cookbook


Wylie Dufresne of wd~50 to Write First Cookbook; Bourdain to Publish

New York City “gastronomic conceptualist” and restaurateur Wylie Dufresne (wd~50, Alder) is slated to write his first cookbook ever, which will be published by Anthony Bourdain’s Ecco Press.

Roy Choi’s LA Son and Daniel Vaughn’s The Prophets of Smoked Meat have also been published by Bourdain.

Lucky Peach co-founder Peter Meehan will serve as the book’s co-author, and it is likely slated for publication some time in 2015.

The cookbook is untitled but will focus largely on Dufresne’s work at wd~50, the pioneering Lower East Side culinary laboratory, which will shutter after evening service on November 30 for real estate development. Dufresne told The New York Times earlier this year that although he does hope to reopen wd~50 in a new location in the city, he has no concrete plans as of yet.

Fool Magazine’s P-A Jorgensen will shoot both the book’s photography and the last week of service at wd~50.

Little else is known about the contents of the cookbook, but Meehan has promised that “Mayonnaise will be fried.”

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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.