In this tempting recipe-slash-travel journal, follow Yasmin Newman to the bright lights of New York City as she tracks down and savours the city’s best desserts.
Yasmin's mission takes her through NYC’s vibrant neighbourhoods, where a plethora of colourful characters and quintessential New York moments add flavour to her experience. She jots down notes, steals photographs and creates a hit list of the best addresses – then dreams up recipes inspired by her favourite New York sweets (and even brings you recipes from iconic New York pastry chefs).
The 44 recipes that accompany Yasmin's sweet adventure are a delicious mix of inspired takes on signature New York desserts – from Dominique Ansel’s cookie shots and Christina Tosi’s crack pie to New York cheesecake, babka and doughnuts – as well as tempting new creations, such as Nutella and burnt marshmallow thickshakes, French toast ice cream sandwiches and Pumpkin pie waffles.
Yasmin also shares chef recipes from much-loved venues Ample Hills Creamery, Baked, Butter & Scotch, Cosme, Gramercy Tavern and Lafayette Grand Cafe & Bakery.
Also included in the five chapters (Doughnuts, Cookies & Bars; Pastries, Buns & Bites; Cakes, Pies & Puddings; Ice cream & Drinks; Plated & Created) are recipes for Giant snickerdoodles, Peanut butter & jelly cannoli, Sticky buns, Brooklyn blackout cake, S’mores bombe Alaska, and more.
Each chapter comes with a guide to the top places to find these types of desserts, along with a brief description of the venue.
About the Author
Yasmin Newman is an Australian food and travel writer, photographer and presenter. In her first book, 7000 Islands –A Food Portrait of the Philippines, she explores the exotic land of her mother and its vivid culinary history. In her second book, The Desserts of New York – And How To Eat Them All, she packs up her family for a food adventure in one of the world’s most iconic cities.
"Truly a sweet journey through New York City. Yasmin has created a deliriously delicious survey of the diverse dessert scene that reflects this city’s culinary landscape – with the bonus of recipes included! Anyone with a sweet tooth must add The Desserts of New York to their library." - Emily and Melissa Elsen, Four & Twenty Blackbirds
"Here is a rare book, part kitchen companion, part tour guide, that is exhaustively researched, thoroughly vetted and painstakingly tested to distil the very best of a New York experience." - Miro Uskokovic, Gramercy Tavern + Untitled