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Food and the City : New York's Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and
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A unique look behind the curtain at some of New York’s most famous eateries, from Dominique Ansel Bakery to Momofuku to Zabar’s to the halal truck on the corner of 53rd and Sixth Avenue and so many in between. New York is the city that never stops eating. From world-class restaurants to the local pizza joint, tourists and native New Yorkers alike flock to the establishments that make the city a global culinary powerhouse. In FOOD AND THE CITY, Ina Yalof sits down with the men and women who form New York’s gastronomic backbone, from chefs and restaurant owners to suppliers, line cooks, oyster shuckers, food truck proprietors, and more. These culinarians share the personal histories that brought them to their current endeavors, the moments that changed the course of their careers, the real goings-on in the kitchen and in the back office, and their secrets for success in one of the toughest markets in the world. This oral history is full of unexpected moments that will appeal to everyone, from amateurs, to veteran cooks, to those who simply love to eat. FOOD AND THE CITY is a carefully constructed tour that reads like a conversation with some of the most celebrated stars in the business. In their own words, these chefs and entrepreneurs reveal the many faces of the city that they all call home.