It’s not often that I use Cooking with Candi to promote something other than recipes or cooking tips. But this book is related to food and I loved reading it and all the stories within. Each story held my attention and gave me a new perspective on restaurants, cooks and products. I even look at street vendors with a completely different eye now. Food and the City is a book about professional chefs, restaurateurs, line cooks, street vendors, and purveyors–why they do it and how they do it.
I think that both foodies and non-foodies would enjoy this book. Ina Yalof has a way of telling her stories with such warmth that you don’t want the chapters to end. She introduced me to a whole new world of characters that are as real as you and me.
I always felt that if I were to graduate high school today I would pursue a career in food. I even think maybe I would have gone to culinary school and honed some talent there. However after reading this book I doubt that I would have lasted a single day in any kitchen in NYC! I have a whole new admiration and respect for everyone who works in this industry that we all take for granted, especially in NYC.
Pick up a copy , available on Amazon and wherever books are sold! Or download a copy on your tablet.
Big recommendations on this one, great summertime read.
Food and the City -Ina Yalof