Which market has the freshest Thai basil and tamarind? Which restaurant has the spiciest tomatillo sauce? What's the difference between Hunan and Szechuan?
New York has always been the quintessential American "melting pot." While many cities have developed a broad selection of ethnic restaurants, only in New York did such a wide variety spring, not from transplanted chefs, but from the neighborhoods and immigrants themselves, creating dishes straight from the family recipe books.
Discover cuisine by its particular neighborhood in the guise of walking tours, including food descriptions and pronunciation guides. Tours also point out bakeries, food shops, markets, and gift shops so that the readers can bring the flavor of the neighborhood into their own kitchens.
Important practical information such as directions by car or public transportation, hours of operation, telephone numbers, addresses, and maps is also included.
About the Author
Eleanor Berman is a widely published travel writer and the author of ten travel guides, including the Eyewitness Travel Guide to New York and the award-winning Traveling Solo (published by The Globe Pequot Press). She lives in New York City.
John Coburn's drawings are featured in two books about New York City, one on Manhattan hotels and the other on Central Park. He exhibits in New York and Toronto, where he lives with his wife, Leslie, and their two children.
Table of Contents
(1) Preface (2) The Mixing Bowl (3) Brooklyn (4) The Bronx (5) Queens (6) Manhattan (7) A Festival Calendar (8) Guided Tours (9) Bibliography (10) General Index (11) Restaurant Index