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"Glow of Candlelight" by Patricia Murphy


In her restaurant, waitresses in gingham walked around with baskets of popovers. In this nearly-forgotten book, Patricia Murphy tells the amazing story of her success and shares her most treasured recipes and menus. CLICK HERE for more information

"La Bonne Soupe Cookbook"


La Bonne Soupe, the midtown Manhattan bistro, is full of French country charm (red-and-white-checked tablecloths, exposed beams, waitstaff with accents). The cookbook offers a hundred recipes from the quintessential French-American bistro CLICK HERE for more information

"Life at the Dakota" (1979)


Offering a deliciously entertaining social history that describes the lives of the rich and trendy who have lived at the Dakota, the iconic New York apartment house daringly erected in 1884, becoming the home of Boris Karloff, Judy Holliday, Leonard Bernstein, Lauren Bacall, and John Lennon CLICK HERE for more information

"Love and Dishes"


Niccolo de Quattrociocchi presents the inside story of his amusing career, along with recipes, not only his own and those from El Borracho, but include many from famous restaurants around the country. CLICK HERE for more information

"Lutece: A Day in the Life of America's Greatest Restaurant"


Lutece was the most respected restaurant in America. Irene Daria offers an intimate look at and pays tribute to the operation of a four-star landmark that served movie stars, moguls, and presidents for 30 years. Offering a previously-owned 1993 First Edition. CLICK HERE for more information

"Mamma Leone's Italian Cookbook"


From the "Mother of All Italian Restaurants," Leone's Italian Cookbook, Gene Leone shares more than 300 of his family's favorite Italian recipes. Offering a previously-owned 1967 First Edition copy. CLICK HERE for more information

"Manhattan '45" by Jan Morris


In this book, published in 1986 by Jan Morris, one of the greatest prose stylists of all time, the victorious, hopeful, confident, celebratory, and explosive Manhattan of nearly seven decades ago finds its spectacular literary apotheosis. CLICK HERE for more information

"Peacock Alley" (Signed by Oscar of the Waldorf)


Offering a 1931 First edition copy (black gilt cloth hardcover) of "Peacock Alley," personally signed by the esteemed Oscar of the Waldorf himself. CLICK HERE for more information

"Rodney Dangerfield's Cookbook"


In Rodney Dangerfield's Cookbook, recipes are interspersed with one-liners and anecdotes featured at legendary New York restaurant and night club, Dangerfield's, where comedian Rodney Dangerfield dished out the jokes. CLICK HERE for more information

"Romeo Salta Cookbook"


A guide to over 300 recipes by the legendary restaurateur, truly a blueprint to the art of creating, preparing, and serving an incomparable Italian cuisine. Romeo Salta was called "one of the three or four best Italian restaurants in the world (including Italy)." CLICK HERE for more information

"Sardi's: The Story of a Famous Restaurant"


In this remarkable book, meet Vincent Sardi, the Italian emigrant who created a Broadway institution and endeared himself to them and everyone who loves the theater. His autobiography is warm, humorous, and romantic. Includes 30 recipes of famous Sardi dishes. CLICK HERE for more information

"Tavern on the Green" (125 Recipes)


Nestled in Central Park, one of the most fabulous settings imaginable, Tavern on the Green dazzled generations of New Yorkers. This enchanting souvenir volume captures all of Tavern on the Green's rich history. CLICK HERE for more information

"The 2nd Avenue Deli Cookbook"


From an internationally renowned Gotham landmark for nearly half a century, The Second Avenue Deli Cookbook contains more than 160 of Abe Lebewohl's recipes, including all of the Deli's peerless renditions of traditional Jewish dishes. CLICK HERE for more information

"The Art of Cooking Omelettes" (1963 First Edition)


A good French omelette is a smooth, gently swelling, golden oval that is tender and creamy inside. Julia Child recommended this book at the end of her French cooking episode on omelette-making, in which she proposed an omelette party offering a myriad of fillings. CLICK HERE for more information

"The Cattleman’s Steak Book"


Larry Ellman’s New York City institution recaptured the charm and elegance of a plush San Francisco saloon at the turn of the century, and became one of the nation’s most successful restaurants. 200 recipes capture the flavor of "the adult Western restaurant." CLICK HERE for more information

"The Colony Cookbook" (First Edition)


This book tells the story of the late great Colony restaurant, gathering place of socialites and notables, gourmets and potentates. It was the kind of place that helped build the New York legend. Exclusive recipes from the restaurant included. CLICK HERE for more information

"The House of Chan Cookbook"


This vintage cookbook includes 100 recipes from New York's legendary Chinese restaurant, The House of Chan, from Chop Suey to Almond Cookies. Offering a rare First Edition copy. CLICK HERE for more information

"The Manhattan Chili Co. Cookbook"


A truly remarkable Southwest American cookbook. Recipes in The Manhattan Chili Co. Cookbook are devised by partner Michael McLaughlin, co-author of The Silver Palate Cookbook. CLICK HERE for more information

"The Metropolitan Opera Cookbook"


The cookbook contains 150 recipes from the stars, chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, accompanied by brief biographies of the stars and photographs of them cooking at home. Offering a 1988 First Edition. CLICK HERE for more information

"The Park Avenue Cookbook"


This lavish cookbook, published in 1981, contains over 300 recipes that capture the special epicurean pleasures that are the essence of the Park Avenue style of living. Previously-owned First Edition. CLICK HERE for more information