Get your comfort food fix New York style this winter in new cookbooks, Spuntino and Brodo hailing from two big apple aficionados, Russell Norman and Marco Canora.
1) SPUNTINO: Comfort Food (New York Style)
by Russell Norman
London restaurateur, Russell Norman, has an ongoing love affair with New York.First he brought us his humble 27 seater Soho diner serving up a British spin on American comfort classics to the queuing crowds. Now he brings us his restaurant cookbook, Spuntino, delving even deeper into his passion for all things New York.
One hundred and twenty recipes include classic burgers, buttermilk fried chicken, the definitive mac and cheese as well as Spuntino's signature truffled egg toast, sprightly salads, boozy desserts, and upscale cocktails.
Norman also charts his knowledge of the New York food scene, mapping walks through Manhattan and Brooklyn's hidden gems and scruffy corners, the brasseries and family-owned delis, candy shops, and cocktail bars making it a great go to guide for foodie visitors to the city.
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
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2) Brodo: A Bone Broth Cookbook Hardcover
by Marco Canora
New York City chef Marco Canora incorporated bone broth into his own diet in a successful attempt to restore his failing health. He’s since served up his restorative brew to the crowds of New Yorkers that flock to the small serving window of his East Village restaurant. And now he’s sharing his recipes for homey bone broth just in time for us to reap the benefits during the winter months.
Marco lives by the broth, and in his book he teaches us just how to incorporate the restorative nutrient rich liquid into our daily lives. From risottos to a coffee alternative, broth is not only used for recipes but an all round immunity booster as Marco proves there's much more to broth than we had realised. A perfect winter's companion.
Publication Date: December 1, 2015
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