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Part recipe book, part foodie travel experience, New York: Capital of Food brings the flavours of the Big Apple into your kitchen, immersing you in the hustle and bustle and taste experience that is New York. Start the day with something sweet, like a dreamy caramel roll, the type you'd get in a cosy coffee shop in Greenwich Village. Then cook a comforting corn chowder (just like they serve in trendy Williamsburg) or thrill your tastebuds with authentic Chinatown chicken wings and sip a cool Long Island Iced Tea while you dream of New York's skyline and its stylish rooftop bars. THIS IS HOW NEW YORK TASTES!
First published in Germany in 2018, this eclectic tourist perspective of culinary New York offers glamour shots of Manhattan streets and skylines to accompany 50 recipes that are thematically tied to the city, some more organically than others. A recipe for hot dogs provides instructions for making both bun and sausage from scratch, but the suggested toppings are, curiously, ketchup and mayonnaise. And the corn chowder is inspired by New England clam chowder rather than the Manhattan variety. Bagels fare better with a smart technique of oven steaming and are put to use in a tuna pretzel bagel with cream cheese. The book is well designed, featuring graphics reminiscent of a subway map and chapters organized conceptually under titles like "Central Park Picnic" and "Rooftop Bars." The most successful chapter is entitled "Melting Pots" and captures the blurred line between Manhattan's Chinatown and Little Italy with options like Asian risotto with coriander pesto. The authors, who run a German design firm, also incorporate recipes from other cultures with dishes like the North African egg dish, shakshuka, and Eastern European inspired pierogi with sauerkraut and mushrooms. Though sometimes lacking in culinary authenticity, this busy collection captures the Big Apple's diversity and dynamism.