In-N-Out. Gray’s Papaya. Giordano’s. Now you can also include The Meatball Shop on the list of places most people don’t have access to every day but wish they did. (Editor’s note: Sorry for making you crave pizza, burgers and hotdogs that you can’t eat. We’re in the same boat.) As you might have already guessed, The Meatball Shop is all about meatballs. There’s traditional Bolognese meatballs, lamb balls, mini-buffalo chicken balls, jambalaya balls and schweddy balls. Just kidding about that last one. Suffice it to say that the people behind The Meatball Shop know a lot about a quality helping of meaty balls—including the sauces to pair them with. This cookbook is a stopgap to help you satisfy your craving until you make it to Manhattan or they open a Meatball Shop near you.