This edition of Mampfen would not be possible without the support and assistance of many generous individuals and organizations. In particular, we would like to offer a special thank-you to our late taste tester, Jean-Claude, whose tireless work behind the scenes gave us great peace of mind throughout the writing of this guide. We will miss you, and we know your son, Pierre, will make you proud as he continues the family legacy here at Mampfen. This guide is dedicated to Jean-Claude’s memory.
We would also like to recognize the Long Beach Academy of Tubers; Harmo the Polenta Whisperer; the estate of the Swedish Chef; the entire research team at the Häagen-Dazs Archives; SoCal Pumpkin Rescuers; our in-house magician, Zazzool; Angela Merkel; the countless chickens whose sacrifices made these meals possible; PizzaFacts.com; Brian at Industrial Light & Magic; Meatball Golfing LA; Saint Harold of Dumplings; everyone at Sauce Insights Magazine; Miss Hungrygirl Kansas; Faith Hill; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_corn; DNA Friend’s genetic data sales staff; Mr. Lawrence K. and Ms. Winnifred N. Eggo; the National Glaze Council; the Ray Donovan craft services team; Wolfgang Peck, for being such a good sport when we realized our mistake and immediately cut off contact; the U.S. Army’s 23rd Foodie Division; the mysterious gentleman who lent us his napkin; United Brotherhood of Food Critics, Local 107; the Greater Los Angeles Yogurteers; SpellCheck.net; and the LA County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.