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"21 Cookbook" by Michael Lomonaco


Although '21' has been immortalized on film, in photographs, drawings, and print, there has never before been a '21' cookbook. Happily, that oversight was rectified with this 1995 First Edition by Chef Michael Lomonaco. CLICK HERE for more information

"Alfredo Viazzi's Italian Cooking"


Alfredo Viazzi opened a trio of successful restaurants in Greenwich Village, including Trattoria da Alfredo, where he served Tuscan food. In this 1979 First Edition, he offers a collection of over 150 of his treasured recipes. CLICK HERE for more information

"Alfredo Viazzi’s Cucina e Nostalgia"


This unique cookbook combines essays from the hand of a master chef who shares the great Italian cooking that made his life a rich and joyous experience. Includes a list of Alfredo’s own favorite eating places. CLICK HERE for more information

"Campagna Table"


Mark Strausman's pastas were legendary, and in his limited-edition cookbook, the chef teaches the reader how to prepare them at home, including the restaurant's signature dish, Penne A.O.P. CLICK HERE for more information

"Cooking a la Longchamps"


New York City's famed Longchamps restaurants built a forty-five year reputation on gracious dining. Cooking a la Longchamps includes 100 recipes for dishes most requested by Longchamps' patrons, liberally spiced with wonderful restaurant stories. CLICK HERE for more information

"Dining at The Pavillon"


The story of one of the finest restaurants in the Western Hemisphere, the fabled Le Pavillon and its proprietor, Henri Soule, is offered in a rare book that includes observations on the art of graceful living. CLICK HERE for more information

"Everyone Comes to Elaine's"


Elaine’s was a noisy restaurant and bar and celebrity hangout that all but shouted “New York” to the rest of the country, if not the world. A. E. Hotchner's book tells the story of Elaine Kaufman, who became something of a symbol of New York as the salty den mother of Elaine’s. First Edition. CLICK HERE for more information

"From Gags to Riches" (Foreword by Toots Shor)


Toots Shor himself provides a Foreword to this 1946 edition which has been called "the wittiest, raciest, chuckle-provoking collection of impudent tales, drawings, and art ever put together in one volume." CLICK HERE for more information

"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