Let's take a few moments to discuss the next book you're going to buy, New York a la Cart: Recipes and Stories from the Big Apple's Best Food Trucks
. I'm not just telling you that you must buy it because there's a pun in the title, or because I love New York City, or because the book is written by my bloggy BFFs Blondie & Brownie. Or because one of the authors, Alexandra Penfold, is now my literary agent. Although, technically, all of things are true.
But truthfully, the reason I am telling you to buy the book now is that there is practically a metric ton worth of dessert recipes nestled in its delectable pages! And better yet, sweet stories from cart owners and tasty pictures to accompany the recipes. It's truly a delightful book, and a love letter to New York City street food culture. Even if you've never been to New York City, it's a fantastic piece of sweet armchair travel.
Here are some of the sweets that you'll see featured in the book:
The Treats Truck: Spiced Zucchini Cake, Coffee Ice Box Cake
Dessert Truck: Brioche Doughnuts, Goat Cheesecake with Rosemary Caramel Tuille
Miss Softee: Make Your Mark Coffee Cake Ice Cream Sundae, Apple Crumble Pie
Coolhaus: Dirty Mint Ice Cream sandwiches with Double Chocolate Cookies, Browned Butter Bacon Ice Cream Sandwiches with Butterscotch Potato Chip Cookies
Otto Gelato: Banana Tartufo
Big Gay Ice Cream: Salty Pimp Sundae, Wooly's Ice Strawberry Ice, Green Tea Ice, Sea Salt Leche Syrup
Wafels & Dinges: Brussels Waffles Belgian Chocolate Sauce
Van Leeuwen: Ice Cream base with variations
Om nom nom! Go buy the book now: New York a la Cart: Recipes and Stories from the Big Apple's Best Food Trucks