The Desserts of New York is the realization of Yasmin Newman's dream to eat her way around New York. In this hybrid recipe-book-meets-travel-journal, Yasmin's mission takes her through the city's vibrant neighborhoods, where a plethora of colorful characters and quintessential New York moments add life to her experience. The 50 recipes that accompany tales of Yasmin's adventure are takes on the city's best desserts – from the number one-voted old-school Jewish chocolate babka to Dominque Ansel's cult favorite, the cronut.
Chapters cover Doughnuts, Cookies and Bars; Pastries, Buns and Bites; Cakes, Pies and Puddings; and Created and Plated, and within each chapter readers are offered a guide to the top places to find these types of desserts, along with a brief description of the venue. Think Eat Pray Love meets edgy New York, and prepare yourself for one deliciously cool ride.
About the Author
YASMIN NEWMAN is a food and travel writer, editor, recipe developer, photographer and TV presenter. She is also the author of 7000 Islands: A Food Portrait of the Philippines, awarded runner-up cookbook of the year 2013 by Kinokuniya Books.
"Truly a sweet journey through New York City, Yasmin has created a deliriously delicious survey of the diverse dessert scene that reflects this city's culinary landscape - and the bonus of recipes included! Anyone with a sweet tooth must add The Desserts of New York to their library." - Emily + Melissa Elsen, Four Twenty Blackbirds caf? (Brooklyn, New York)
"Here is a rare book, part kitchen companion, part tour guide, that is exhaustively researched, thoroughly vetted and painstakingly tested to distill the very best of a New York experience. The evocative pictures and conversational tone make you feel like you're walking the streets of this great city alongside Yasmin. If you're a tourist, you will love the carefully detailed options. As a local, you will appreciate the slice-of-life spirit captured within these pages. As someone who loves sweets, I know I will cherish this book." - Miro Uskokovic, Executive Pastry chef at Gramercy Tavern and Untitled (both Danny Meyer restaurants) (Manhattan, New York)
"New York can be a big, overwhelming place to visit, but Yasmin's sweet perspective, gorgeous photos, and delicious recipes provide a great map for any local or visitor who wants to punctuate their wanderings with the best desserts in town. We are incredibly honored to see our bar bakery alongside local culinary icons, and can't wait to try our hands at some of our peers' most exceptional recipes!" - Allison Kave Keavy Landreth, Butter Scotch bakery (Brooklyn, New York)
"Yasmin goes on the ultimate tour... lined with the best desserts the city has to offer. The Desserts of New York puts you right along side her, step by delicious step!" - Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, Baked bakery and caf? (locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York)