After recasting their Michelin three-star Eleven Madison Park as a tribute to New York’s best local ingredients, Chef Daniel Humm and his General Manager Will Guidara have become intimately acquainted with outstanding regional famers and the city’s intricate culinary history. In this hefty (508 pages) but rewarding collection, they fittingly begin with apples and celebrate 54 other local foods, from beer to oysters to walnuts, as well as their favorite suppliers. The food is beautiful, often but not always ambitious, and quite capable of elevating the ordinary to the sublime: a cucumber salad may have never before looked so gorgeous. Revel in sauerkraut with ham hocks and potatoes; corn soup with buttermilk; chicken schnitzel sandwich with capers, tomato, and basil.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.