• Gastropolis: Food and New York City (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)

    By Annie Hauck-Lawson

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780231136532
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Published: November 2008
    Compiling a portrait that's both fascinating and deliciously fun, Gastropolis explores the endlessly evolving relationship between New Yorkers and food. From pre-European Lenape clamming to modern-day dining trends, the book builds a history that's much more complex than straight facts and statistics. The collection begins with cuisine combinations and follows with a history of food and drink before the arrival of Europeans in 1624. It covers early farming practices; the function of place and memory in Asian cuisine; growing up and eating in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx; avant-garde chefs; the evolution of Jewiish food icons, and much, much more. 34 illus. 416p.
  • Nightly Specials: 125 Contemporary American Recipes for Spontaneous, Creative Cooking at Home

    By Michael Lomonaco

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780060555627
    • Publisher: William Morrow
    • Published: November 2004
    Have you ever wondered why restaurants have nightly specials? There are many reasons, actually, but they all have one thing in common: spontaneity. Nightly specials are a way to cook with seasonal fruits and vegetables, the catch of the day, unexpected leftovers, and spur-of-the-moment market finds. Acclaimed New York chef and host of the Travel Channel's Epicurious, Michael Lomonaco, along with award-winning food writer Andrew Friedman, offer up 125 recipes that use fresh and spontaneous ingredients to create innovative starters, salads, entrees, sides, and desserts.