REVIEW – Real Food Real Kitchens: New York Cookbook

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Real Food Real Kitchens: New York Cookbook

Real Food Real Kitchens: New York Cookbook

  • Author: Craig Chapman
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (October 13, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1462117244
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462117246
  • Cover price $21.99

“Real Food Real Kitchens: New York Cookbook” by Craig Chapman is about Chapman pursuing his passion: telling the real stories of real food and the people and cultures that bring a dish to life. Based on his popular Create TV series, these recipes take you behind the scenes and into the kitchens of chefs who are using food to change the world.

This cookbook is not set up like a typical cookbook. Rather a chapter being about a type of recipe or a specific course, each of these chapters are about a specific region of New York and people within it.

Chapters in this cookbook include:

  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • Manhattan
  • The Bronx
  • Staten Island

There are approximately 45 recipes in the book. This book is far more reading than recipes. The recipes are fairly straightforward but you will need to read through the recipes to find important information such as the cooking time.  Of all of the recipes, the one that really got my attention and that I’m most looking forward to trying is the Fried Spareribs recipe. If you are into reading about the stories behind the recipes – the people and their backgrounds and cultures – then this book is for you.

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Jenny November 13, 2015 - 9:01 am

I love discovering new cookbooks. It’s amazing that New York has so many different styles of food!

Scott November 13, 2015 - 9:17 am

We visited NY this summer and ate, ate, ate. So much good food there – this cookbook should be wonderful if they only have a few of the recipes I tried!

diane November 13, 2015 - 10:32 am

I grew up an hour outside of NYC and boy is there some good food in that area. I really want to get back there again soon!

dana vento November 13, 2015 - 11:22 am

I love the setup of the Cookbook how you mentioned by the different regions. The Real Food Real Kitchens New York Cookbook sounds amazing., and ummm to food!

Ashley S November 13, 2015 - 2:25 pm

Big fan of NY so I imagine this cookbook is right up my alley!

patricia Marsden November 29, 2015 - 9:58 am

Chinese, Italian, German, Jewish, French, American–enjoy them all.


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