Building on Friday’s post- Rachel isn’t the only one with a new book out. Our good friend (and former employee) Siobhan Wallace of Blondie and Brownie fame has just released the authoritative guide to the NYC street food scene: New York a la Cart.
Siobhan is the one who looks like she’s about to stab someone even though she’s eating chocolate dipped soft serve ice cream. It’s reasons like that one that cause me to fall deeper and deeper in love with her every single day.
I know lots of our readers are living outside of NYC, and you need to get a copy of this just as much as us natives do. Aside from covering some of the better known, “new wave” or fancy well funded food trucks, Siobhan and Alex sought out vendors from all five boroughs — ones that represent the immigrant experience, scrappy entrepreneurs trucks that have been in families for generations. And they don’t just get their stores — they get their recipes, too! There is no food that is more New York that “street meat”, and yes, there’s recipes for that in here. There’s recipes for real NY hot dogs, tacos, dumplings, dosas, shaved ice, ceviche, and tons more.
Our Ultimate Nacho giveaway is still going on this week- remember to tweet us with why you want a free book and tag it #UltimateNachos. Both books can be found on Amazon, though I like doing my cookbook shopping from a small independent retailer when possible.
Now go eat cupcakes while I get back to copyedits on our upcoming book. I swear, this book is going to get finished……….eventually.
Bea Arthur: Black coffee chocolate cake, cheesecake buttercream, espresso ganache
PB&J: Vanilla cake, peanut butter buttercream, grape jelly, roasted peanuts
S’Mores: Chocolate cake, speculoos pudding, toasted marshmallow buttercream, ganache, graham cracker crumbs
Blueberry Cobbler: Vanilla cake, vanilla buttercream, blueberry compote, brown sugar streusel