Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Gourmet Shops of New York: Markets, Foods, Recipes
I’m not a Foodie so I do rely heavily on prepared food for nightly family dinners. Unfortunately, many of the dishes soon become repetitive to my very particular husband and sons. I’m always scouting for new takeout shops, so when I received a copy of Gourmet Shops of New York: Markets, Foods, Recipes by Susan P. Meisel and Natalie Sann (Rizzoli, May release) I immediately took a peek to see if there were any gourmets shops I hadn’t seen or heard of on my daily search for a satisfying dinner. There were plenty of them.
There are also butchers, bakers, and gelato-makers in this beautifully photographed resource guide of over 180 culinary outlets from all five boroughs. What’s more, the authors, Susan Meisel and Natalie Sann, include dozens of incredibly mouth-watering recipes. I couldn’t take my eyes off of the Molten Chocolate cake recipe from Soho chocolatier MarieBelle. I’ll probably never actually get around to baking it but at least I’ll know where I can buy it!
MarieBelle, New York/serves two
31/2 tablespoons (about 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes
1/2 cup MarieBelle’s Aztec Dark Hot Chocolate Mix
1 large egg beaten
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1/2 cup crème fraiche or whipped cream