Food and the City: New York's Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and Purveyors Talk About What They Do and Why They Do It Read Online Free - An unprecedented behind-the-scenes tour of New York City’s dynamic food culture, as told through the voices of the chefs, line cooks, restaurateurs, waiters, and street vendors who have made this industry their lives.
In Food and the City, Ina Yalof takes us on an insider’s journey into New York’s pulsating food scene alongside the men and women who call it home. Dominique Ansel declares what great good fortune led him to make the first Cronut. Lenny Berk explains why Woody Allen’s mother would allow only him to slice her lox at Zabar’s. Ghaya Oliveira, who came to New York as a young Tunisian stockbroker, opens up about her hardscrabble yet swift trajectory from dishwasher to executive pastry chef at Daniel. Restaurateur Eddie Schoenfeld describes his journey from Nice Jewish Boy from Brooklyn to New York’s Indisputable Chinese Food Maven.
From old-schoolers such as David Fox, third-generation owner of Fox’s U-bet syrup, and the outspoken Upper West Side butcher “Schatzie” to new-kids-on-the-block including Patrick Collins, sous chef at The Dutch and Brooklyn artisan Lauren Clark of Sucre Mort Pralines, Food and the City is a fascinating oral history with an unforgettable gallery of New Yorkers who embody the heart and soul of a culinary metropolis.
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August 14, 2016
Some interesting stuff but when did people start printing and binding blogs?
June 04, 2017
Excellent look into the life of restaurant personnel and New Yorkers in general. I learned alot. Skipped a few chapters because some people have potty mouths and that's not enjoyable to read.
July 21, 2016
I received this book in exchange for an honest review... And I'm so glad that I did. I can not recommend this book to enough people. The stories in the book are short, sweet and crisp. They portray the characters in an amazingly real and relatable way that makes you want to know the next and the...
September 06, 2016
This was a really fun, well-written book of vignettes from New York City's food scene in all its iterations. I really enjoyed the trip!
January 17, 2018
This is a book of oral interviews with various people in New York City who are involved in some aspect of the food industry. However, before I can tell you any more, I need to vent about the author's weird quirk that has been driving me mad from page one. In each of these very-short chapters, the...
December 08, 2016
It's not necessary to have lived in NYC to enjoy this book but wow, it certainly helped! Am passing along to every foodie I know and also my 12 year old daughter, who I hope gets inspired by the fantastic stories of grit and passion told from the POV of chefs, line cooks, purveyors and bakers. A...
July 12, 2017
A fascinating, if at times skimmable, collection filled with interviews with culinary professionals across the city of New York, from Le Bernardin to the cafeterias of Rikers Island. Neruda wrote dismissively once of the poet who eats bread every day but has never met a baker, and this book would...
January 20, 2017
Some nice, easily-digestible stories that reflect the diversity, triumphs, tribulations and sacrifices of food industry workers in NYC. But not much of a book.
August 30, 2017
Review to come.
February 19, 2018
Great book- VERY interesting to read about all of the various positions in a restaurant.