Thank you Siobhan Wallace and Alexandra Penfold for helping us celebrate the food carts of NYC with a new cookbook ‘New York a la Cart’.
They’ve written this combined cookbook, and guide to NYC’s food carts which delves into the history and vision of each of these carts in a way which endears us to them even beyond the yumminess of the food.
To illistrate the video clip is on the supposed 5 best food carts in NYC but as with all ‘best of’ lists this one leaves out entirely the tug of relationship with specific food cart owners, the convenience of the one just around the corner and a thousand other considerations.
With this book though you can get a handle on the breadth of cultures and cuisines that are part of the food cart experience.
There’s a lot of glitz and glamor to NYC but it’s essence is ordinary people doing great things to express themselves and make a living. Food carts sum this up perfectly.
The recipes are good and easy to make but heh, why do it when just down the road….COMMENT on your favorite NYC food cart and LIKE quick food that tastes fantastic.