August 2, 2014 by Joanne T Ferguson
As you know by now, I was born and bred in New York, now an Aussie who calls Australia home for a long time!
I reveled in each of Marc’s recipes as they brought back all my fun-filled childhood memories!
Did you ever read a cookbook, only to find yourself smiling?
New York Cult Recipes had me smiling like a Cheshire cat!
Marc Grossman’s family came from Russia to New York and interestingly Marc left New York with his family to live in Paris!
Marc loves “being a New Yorker in Paris rather than being a New Yorker in New York.”
I guess we have something in common there with me leaving New York to come and live in Australia!
I love being a New Yorker in Australia too!
Marc shares when one is an expat, one starts to crave foods which conjure up food memories.
“It begins as a minor homesick craving,” and “builds into a full-blown culinary obsession”; hence New York Cult Recipes was born!
If you love food and love anything about New York, than this is the cookbook for you!
The cookbook is broken into: COFFEE TIME, BREAKFAST TIME, BRUNCH TIME, LUNCH TIME, SNACK TIME, ANY TIME and EXTRAS!
New Yorkers love their DOUGHNUTS: GLAZES, FILTERED COFFEE and CHALLAH; not necessarily in that order!
I love how Marc shared a “simple” drawn diagram on how to properly braid the challah!
Marc shared challah is “New York’s answer to French brioche!”
The photos will have you salivating throughout the book!
I was so hoping I could just “scratch and sniff” the pages to smell and relive childhood memories of being in a New York bakery; especially BABKA — recipe is in the cookbook!
I remember COFFEE CAKES and CINNAMON ROLLS when I was little too; both recipes are in Marc’s cookbook too!
I now have Marc’s BANANA BREAD inside my head; needless to say it is now “on my list” to do!
One can’t go through BREAKFAST TIME without enjoy BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES and a PEANUT BUTTER SMOOTHIE!
Marc’s MATZAH BREI recipe almost did make me cry!
I relived all my WONDERFUL childhood food memories and then did sigh!
Don’t get me started on CHOCOLATE RUGALACHS; trust me these are addictive; like a craving that is never-ending to enjoy!
FRENCH TOAST, RICE KRISPY TREATS….BLINTZ….devouring each page was “almost” too much for me! (in a good way!)
Thank goodness for BRUNCH TIME with Marc’s BAGELS to keep me going!
With diner and deli recipes, my smile continued throughout the day!
New York Cult Recipes will brighten any expat, any New Yorker, ANY foodies worldwide day!
It makes for a great pressie (Aussie lingo for present), but it is a “great food treat” for yourself too!
I can smell the HASHBROWNS and SMOKED BACON from here!
I could enjoy Marc’s BUNS FOR HAMBURGERS & HOT DOGS throughout the year!
New Yorkers love their MACARONI SALAD, DILL POTATO SALAD and COLESLAW!
Salads and LATKES are recipes in the cookbook to explore!
Ever want to experience an authentic New York PIEROGI?; now you can!
PORK BUNS and ROAST CHICKEN are recipes in the cookbook I’d be picking!
So what recipe did you make and why?, I “hear” you say!
I am glad YOU are AS E-X-C-I-T-E-D as me today!
Initially I saw MATZO BALL SOUP as “just the smell” makes one feel better!
But then I saw NOODLE KUGEL and “knew” it was THE ONE!
After I enjoyed a bite, okay a serve, okay, a second serve (lol) of Marc’s NOODLE KUGEL, (which is WONDERFUL), I remembered I still had my grandmother’s recipe!
I had not thought of NOODLE KUGEL, nor the memories until in Marc’s cookbook a photo I did see; of a NOODLE KUGEL at a New York deli!
I’m just “itching” to share Marc’s wonderful recipe, but honestly, don’t believe me as you will just have to try it for yourself!
The internationally renowned singer Tony Bennett lost his heart in San Francisco; I lost my heart (well, part of it) in New York!
STUFFED CABBAGE…CORNED BEEF!
The memories are flooding back BEYOND belief!
CHERRY PIE or APPLE PIE…which one is your favorite?
Again, I enjoyed the drawn diagram how to perfect the lattice look!
APPLE STRUDEL or CHERRY-RICOTTA STRUDEL…are you starting to salivate AGAIN like me?
NEW YORK CHEESECAKE or ITALIAN CHEESECAKE?
This question might start a cheesecake war! lol
Have you ever baked DOODLES?
If not, by now you know where I found the recipe!
HOMEMADE GRAHAM CRACKERS AND SMORES might sound like funny for expats to miss!
I remember the first WHOPPIE PIE that was made special for me and delivered with a kiss!
The ANYTIME recipes did delight, especially homemade POP-TARTS!
Are you TEAM PLAIN or TEAM FROSTING?
Basic jam recipes are always good to know; homemade is always best!
I hope you can FEEL how New York Cult Recipes is A LOT different from the rest!
Is it a cookbook?
Is it a New York’s “culinary obsession for food?”
Either way, I am SURE Marc’s recipes will put you in “the New Yorker mood” and you too can experience the New Yorker “food obsession” attitude!
I think you KNOW, how much I enjoyed New York Cult Recipes!
A little bit different type of cookbook review, but if you enjoyed this review, please share Are You Curious About New York Cult Recipes? with your friends worldwide; pins also make my day!
All comments “on my blog” and will be shared with Marc Grossman and Allen & Unwin who “graciously” sent New York Cult Recipes my way!
If only for today and WHEN you buy the cookbook, you too can FEEL what it means to have New York food pride inside!