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Food and the City: New York's Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and Purveyors Talk About What They Do and Why They Do It

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  • Title: Food and the City: New York's Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and Purveyors Talk About What They Do and Why They Do It
  • Author: Ina Yalof
  • ISBN: 9780399168925
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Hardcover

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Food and the City: New York's Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and Purveyors Talk About What They Do and Why They Do It

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  1. Excellent look into the life of restaurant personnel and New Yorkers in general I learned alot Skipped a few chapters because some people have potty mouths and that s not enjoyable to read.


  2. I received this book in exchange for an honest review And I m so glad that I did I can not recommend this book to enough people The stories in the book are short, sweet and crisp They portray the characters in an amazingly real and relatable way that makes you want to know the next and the next I was so excited when people from one story would mention the people from one that came before, or that would mention someone that you d then hear from later in the book The book was so well written Comin [...]


  3. This was a really fun, well written book of vignettes from New York City s food scene in all its iterations I really enjoyed the trip


  4. This is a book of oral interviews with various people in New York City who are involved in some aspect of the food industry However, before I can tell you any , I need to vent about the author s weird quirk that has been driving me mad from page one In each of these very short chapters, the author would open with a brief third person introduction, describing the person they were interviewing but the author wouldn t use the person s name For example, the opening interview is with Noe Baltazar of [...]


  5. It s not necessary to have lived in NYC to enjoy this book but wow, it certainly helped Am passing along to every foodie I know and also my 12 year old daughter, who I hope gets inspired by the fantastic stories of grit and passion told from the POV of chefs, line cooks, purveyors and bakers A walk down memory lane, aka Columbus Avenue, from Fairway to Zabars and all over the five boroughs of the city.


  6. A fascinating, if at times skimmable, collection filled with interviews with culinary professionals across the city of New York, from Le Bernardin to the cafeterias of Rikers Island Neruda wrote dismissively once of the poet who eats bread every day but has never met a baker, and this book would be tremendously instructive in generating empathy in the many many people I see behaving callously or rudely towards the people who work in places where food is bought and sold.


  7. Some nice, easily digestible stories that reflect the diversity, triumphs, tribulations and sacrifices of food industry workers in NYC But not much of a book.





  8. To be fair, I started this book months ago and have had it on a low heat since then Loved this Food New York New Yorkers talking about food Bonzer She captures real voices in the little tiny snacky chaptersough I did skip all the intros I continue to be completely fascinated and often horrified by the grit that gets food on my plate And always grateful ps In one of the last chapters one of the narrators talks about the film that inspired him to open a restaurantJiro Dreams of Sushiwhich somehow [...]


  9. part off my 2017 Reading Challenge Book About Food All about NY Foodies what they do why they do it looking forward to itnow that I ve finished this great book taking notes of some of these great places to visit for some eats just reading all the narratives make you appreciate how dedicated these foodies are one story near the end was about Shatzie, the butcher, h e sounded disheartened about the turn of events his butcher she was having I cheered in the afterword that he had moved uptown with a [...]


  10. I suffered a little formula fatigue with this one I was enthralled At the start, but section after section played the same way and some of the stories bled together I loved seeing all the aspects of the food industry, however, and it was a great love story to New York s food


  11. You don t have to live in NYC to enjoy Ina Yalof s Food and the City You don t even have to be a self described foodie, although it helps If you grocery shop, eat in a restaurant, purchase a hot dog from a food truck or street vendor, then this book has something for you Yalof has roved the streets and boroughs of NYC, seeking out people who have spent their lives working with food Not the well known chefs you see on television, competing in throw downs, whose products you see on shelves in Targ [...]


  12. Miscellaneous stories about New York s culinary scene, told by chefs, restaurant owners, waiters, event organizers, and the like Some are mildly interesting and contain a factoid or two, some are forgettable I cannot complain it s poorly written because most of the text is monologues And most of the people whom Yalof interviews for the book handle food better than they tell stories.


  13. I received an advance reader copy for Food in the City in exchange for my honest review Food and the City by Ina Yalof is hardly just about food in NYC In the Author s Note at the beginning of the book Ina gives a disclaimer right away she is not a food expert, she enjoys eating good food but she is an investigative journalist and than the food, this book is about the people in NY driving the food industry Each section starts off with a short overview of the chapter by Yalof, then it is divided [...]


  14. The author, originally not a foodie, was introduced to cooking and good food by her husband and later in laws One day, while out walking, she stumbled across a person in the food industry who had a story She began to wonder who else might have a story that involved feeding the masses, but no one knew about it She set off to find the stories of food in New York and the rest is, as they say, history Now the reader can enjoy her extensive search and interesting stories.This book was fascinating The [...]


  15. This book was perfectly paced each individual story was just the right length for me to read during the short breaks I find myself reaching for my nook during the day As a collection of interviews, they were hit or miss I picked this one because of my love of the food network, and I did read about a few familiar names and places, which was nice In fact, Peter Luger s is on the way to the M line from the place I stay whenever I m in the city I found that I mostly enjoyed the stories, although I m [...]


  16. I liked the casual way the author went about examining food in the city, but I feel like her choices were somewhat informed by her socioeconomic status, especially since those whom she chose to focus on were based on her pre existing networks I wish she had also talked to those in fast food restaurants, those in ethnic restaurants beyond just Halal Guys , and focused on the diversity of food food choices For example, why not interview those who work at McDonalds Why not interview a Chinese fast [...]


  17. Having cast a very wide net across the NYC food landscape and come up with a very impressive array of subjects, Ina Yalof then made the very wise decision to present each of their stories as a brief first person narrative It s as if she took her interview recordings, cleaned them up, and presented each one or less unfiltered Each voice is so distinctive that Yalof s authorial hand is almost nonexistent except for when she s writing introductions from her own point of view And that s a good thin [...]


  18. Food and the City is a delicious journey through all facets of the food service business in New York Yalof did extensive research by interviewing everyone from the bus boy to the chef to the restaurant owner to the personal chef The result is a fascinating insider look at the world of food in, what is probably, the best foodie city in the world Her interviews deftly capture the voice of her interviewee making each chapter unique and intimate, The passion and dedication of these remarkable people [...]


  19. Yalov is an oral historian whose previous works have tackled medicine, science, religion, and happiness Now she tackles the New York City food scene from front of the house to back of the house with stops at suppliers, food vendors, and non restaurant venues along the way Each story starts with the author s brief biography of the person being interviewed and then continues in the subject s own words An appendix called the The Kitchen Brigrade details the chain of command in any commercial kitche [...]


  20. A magical tour and review through New York City s food scene Wait, it is than that, it is a story about people s dreams, making things come true, working hard and what actually goes on behind the scene of some of New York City s famous eateries What I enjoyed most about this read was the variety and spectrum of food vendors that the author showed us It wasn t just a book full of the stories of the rich and famous chefs of the City It showed us the everyday baker, food cart worker, waiter the pe [...]


  21. This ended up being different from what I expected Instead of essays about the establishments themselves, it is about the different people and the roles they play within the restaurants, food carts, catering companies and bakeries Ranging from owners, chefs, line cooks and waiters, these stories explore the immigrants, entrepreneurs, families and foodies that make up New York City Each essay begins with a simple summary from the author and then a two to three page narrative in the words of the [...]


  22. I m pretty sure this is the book I ve recommended the most in 2016 I m a huge fan of food memoirs and Food and the City is in a class all its own Yalof interviewed professional chefs, restaurant owners, line cooks, waiters, food vendors, and purveyors who call the city home I loved getting a tour of New York s vibrant food scene through the eyes of those who are the very heartbeat of the Big Apple I loved hearing about how people came to New York, how they ended up in the food industry, and the [...]


  23. I really enjoyed this book As someone who lives in New York it gives an interesting look at one of the industries I use the most I thought that the author did a great job at keeping the tone and insights of each unique interviewee, and I enjoyed the wide range of people that were featured I do think that the book seemed much longer than it actually was, but I am unsure why I felt that way Usually a book this length would take me only several days, but this took me over a week I received an advan [...]


  24. Food and the City by Ina Yalof is like Brandon Stanton s Humans of New York minus the photographs and with a focus on people who are part of NYC s food culture For those familiar with New York City, see if your favorite places are represented or find some new ones to try For those unable to get there, here is a look at some wonderful people who call New York home and a unique way for the armchair traveler to wind their way through the city.Read my complete review at memoriesfrombooks 2016Reviewe [...]


  25. This book was incredibly interesting As someone who has been interested in the foodservice industry for a while, the stories from all different levels and aspects was refreshing and eye opening To hear from people actually working in kitchens, catering, purveying, and front of house really gave you the feeling of being there with them, experiencing their experiences My bookmarks on Yelp have grown substantially I want to experience these restaurants first hand after hearing from these passionate [...]


  26. I love many things but I especially love New York City and food So this book about the people who work in fancy restaurants, catering, bakeries, butcher shops, cheese shops, fish markets, etc was perfect for me So many interesting, touching stories about these folks, many of whom are immigrants, and the tremendously long hours and hard labor they put into each day If you like to read about real people and about food, you ll enjoy this Beware you will get hungry reading about olives, magical choc [...]


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