Chelsea Market Makers Cookbook Review
|Chelsea Market Makers: Recipes, Tips, and Techniques from the Artisans of New York's Premier Food Hall
|Michael Phillips, Cree LaFavour
|2016, Stewart, Tabori & Chang
|No. of Pages:
Anyone who has visited the famous Chelsea Market food hall will definitely want to go home and duplicate something they have tasted there. In fact, Chelsea Market Makers: Recipes, Tips, and Techniques from the Artisans of New York's Premier Food Hall is the second cookbook with recipes from that market (the first is The Chelsea Market Cookbook). Many of the most popular dishes are included in the first, and this, the second cookbook, offers other unique recipes that aren’t included in the first.
The organization of the cookbook is different from most cookbooks, which doesn’t take away from the cookbook, although makes it a little more difficult to find the recipes you’re looking for. There are some mouthwatering recipes, and some from famous restaurants and bakeries like the brownies from the famous Fat Witch Bakery. The recipe makes excellent, moist brownies, although most cooks know that 1 1/2 sticks of butter equals 3/4 cup, not 1 1/2 cups. My copy is an uncorrected review copy, so hopefully this error will be corrected. Other must-prepare recipes included are a decadent Hot or Cold Lobster Roll, Sesame Ginger Udon Noodle Salad, Black Bean Broth with Korean Noodles, Pork Belly, and Scallions (Yummy), and
Za’atar Lemon-Roasted Vegetables en Papillote. There are lots of Asian dishes in this book, which most of us love, and several decadent desserts.
One of the unique things about this book is that it has articles with interesting facts about the vendors and ingredients in the market; these articles are well-written and helpful for those who are purchasing ingredients, as well as those planning to prepare the recipes. The chapters have nice illustrations on the cover pages, but there are no actual pictures of the dishes.
While this is not a general-purpose cookbook, it will appeal to avid cooks and especially cookbook collectors who like diversity in their collections. It will also appeal to those who visit the Chelsea Market regularly and enjoy the vast variety of dishes offered there.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying an advance review copy of this cookbook
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