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New York a la Cart: Recipes & Stories from the Big Apple's Best Food Trucks

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Publisher Comments:

Divided into neighborhood sections (Uptown, Midtown, Downtown, the Boroughs, etc.) New York a la Cart will spotlight the best of the Big Apple's cart cuisine, profiling 50 vendors and including their most popular recipes. There are terrific "only in New York" stories here: the IBM exec who quit his six-figure job to flip Belgian waffles, the banquet hall chef who followed his dreams from Bangladesh to 46th Street, the second generation souvlaki masters carrying on their family traditions, among many others. With full-color photos that capture the local color as well as the delicious food, New York a la Cart is a celebration of the food-cart scene — but most importantly, offers more than 60 recipes so that readers can make their favorite street food at home.

Review:

"Co-bloggers Penfold and Wallace have developed a loyal following due to their passionate reporting on New York's food scene, and they've summed up some of the city's best mobile dining vendors in this dense valentine to street food. Organized by neighborhood, the pair nicely showcases the city's diversity, preferring to single out one or two vendors of, say, ice cream or tacos, rather than attempting to offer a definitive list. Locals may balk at such discrimination (though they'll likely get the most out of each vendor's information, which includes Twitter handles), but readers interested in expanding their culinary tour of NYC and its environs will appreciate the book's breadth, highlighting stars like the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck as well as many others, less well-known. Each profile is accompanied by recipes from the vendor in question (a total of 100 recipes are included), but readers will reap the greatest benefit from the book's text, which covers street vending from all angles, such as the black market for permits — which can go for as high as ,000 — to how to buy the best lobster to the evolution of street food in NYC. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

The best of the Big Apple's cart cuisine, profiling 50 vendors and including their most popular recipes.

About the Author

Siobhan Wallace and Alexandra Penfold write the blog BlondieandBrownie, which has received almost 1 million visitors since its launch in 2009. Their stories and photos from the blog are regularly picked up by Serious Eats, Eater, and Grub Street. Siobhan and Alexandra also serve as editors for MidtownLunch, a website focused on finding the best lunches in NYC for under $10. They have appeared on the Cooking Channel's Eat Street as food-truck experts, and (of course) live in New York City.

Table of Contents

History of New York Street Food, from 1800s to today

Downtown

Kelvin Slush Truck

Otto Gelato Cart

Wooly's Ice Cart

A-Pou's Taste

Donatella's Meat Cart

Dosa Man

Veronica's Kitchen

Midtown

Uncle Gussy's

Eggstravaganza

Hallo Berlin

Biryani Cart

Swik Meal

Papa Perrone

Uptown

Patacon Pisao

Chimichurry El Malecon

Around Town

Miss Softee

Kimchi Taco

Wafels and Dinges

Treats Truck

Comme Ci Comme Ca Mediterranean

Luke's Lobster

Bian Dang Taiwanse Lunch Truck

Cinnamon Snail Truck

Big D's Grub Truck

Green Pirate Juice Truck

Morris Grilled Cheese

Van Leeuwen Truck

Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

Dessert Truck

Mexicue

Schnitzel and Things

Outer Boroughs

The Chipper Truck

Guadalupe's Tamales

Ochoa Truck

Country Boys

Vaquero Fruit

Solber Pupusa Truck

Ceron Colombian Truck

El Olomega Salvadorean Truck

Fauzia's Heavenly Delights

King of Falafel

Tortas Neza

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762446827
Author:
Wallace, Siobhan
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Author:
Penfold, Alexandra
Subject:
American - Middle Atlantic States
Subject:
Cooking and Food-US Midcoast East
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color photos throughout
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.13 x 7.38 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Co-bloggers Penfold and Wallace have developed a loyal following due to their passionate reporting on New York's food scene, and they've summed up some of the city's best mobile dining vendors in this dense valentine to street food. Organized by neighborhood, the pair nicely showcases the city's diversity, preferring to single out one or two vendors of, say, ice cream or tacos, rather than attempting to offer a definitive list. Locals may balk at such discrimination (though they'll likely get the most out of each vendor's information, which includes Twitter handles), but readers interested in expanding their culinary tour of NYC and its environs will appreciate the book's breadth, highlighting stars like the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck as well as many others, less well-known. Each profile is accompanied by recipes from the vendor in question (a total of 100 recipes are included), but readers will reap the greatest benefit from the book's text, which covers street vending from all angles, such as the black market for permits — which can go for as high as ,000 — to how to buy the best lobster to the evolution of street food in NYC. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The best of the Big Apple's cart cuisine, profiling 50 vendors and including their most popular recipes.

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