Happy 5-year blogiversary to Hunting for the Very Best! I started this blog on July 3, 2009 not knowing where it was going. I love writing and I love food and I love New York City and all those things intersect here. To celebrate, I’m giving away a copy of Molly O’Neill’s New York Cookbook. Yes, this cookbook is old, out in 1992, but I think it’s the most comprehensive cookbook on New York City, and it makes me nostalgic for 1990s New York. And I think it was the very first cookbook that I personally owned.
I love this cookbook because, being a New York cookbook, it has plenty of Chinese, Irish, Italian and Jewish recipes. It also represents New York City’s history with recipes from the early Dutch settlers as well as articles and recipes on historical food trends like Saratoga chips and oysters, Horn and Hardart’s automat macaroni and cheese and Sirio Maccioni’s pasta primavera. In addition to food history, it is a diverse cookbook showcasing recipes from a variety of cultures and countries. There are also recipes for New York classics like Junior’s and Lindy’s cheesecake and Zabar’s black and white cookies.
This cookbook has my favorite recipe for Irish soda bread from Pat Burns that I make every year. It also has my go-to chocolate blackout cake recipe.
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment answering What is your favorite NYC food? For additional entries, like Hunting for the Very Best on Facebook here and leave me a separate comment telling me you did. For another entry, follow me on Twitter here and leave a separate comment telling me you did. For another entry, tweet about the giveaway and leave me a comment. Winner will be contacted via email, so please be sure to include your email address in the field when you leave your comment (it will not be visible to the public).
Contest closes on July 16, 2014, at 12 Noon EST. One winner will be chosen randomly. Winner will be announced on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Open to residents of continental US only. Winner will be mailed a copy of Molly O’Neill’s New York Cookbook. Not responsible for lost mail. If New York Cookbook is not available, Hunting for the Very Best will choose a book of comparable value as a substitute.
Good luck and thank you for following me as I go hunting for the very best!