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Brooklyn Bookbeat: Brooklyn-based foodies reinvent the nacho with 84 inventive recipes

Rachel Anderson is fully immersed in the Brooklyn food scene: she is the chef de cuisine at Robicelli's Bakery, a baker at Ovenly, and a pastry assistant at al di la Trattoria, all in Brooklyn. Photo by Karen Wise.

 

From St. Martin’s Press

Nachos are the ultimate comfort food, the extreme guilty pleasure and the perfect dish for Cinco de Mayo parties. In “Ultimate Nachos: From Nachos and Guacamole to Salsa and Cocktails” (Griffin; May, 2013), Brooklyn-based authors Lee Frank and Rachel Anderson are on a mission to reinvent the nacho and elevate it from its status as neon-yellow-cheese-smothered bar food to delectable gooey treats to dig into and share with friends.

On their popular blog NACHOS NY, Lee and Rachel review New York City’s best and worst interpretations of the cheesy snack.  In this book they have put their extensive nacho knowledge to work to show off the flexibility of the nacho with eighty-four creative recipes that are inspired by comfort foods and international flavors that everybody loves. This book will have you crunching down on sweet and savory nachos all year round at backyard bbqs, on Super Bowl Sunday, or for dinner with friends with recipes such as:

  • Fried Calamari Nachos
  • Croque Monsieur Nachos
  • Philly Cheesesteak
  • Nacho Dumplings with Ginger Sesame Salsa
  • Breakfast Nacho Skillet
  • Poached Pear and Gorgonzola Nachos
  • Sweet Corn Ice Cream
  • Nachos Panna Cotta

And, of course, nachos aren't complete without salsa, guacamole, and queso. A range of sauces to dip into and drizzle on to your chips are provided, including Clementine Pico de Gallo, Bacon Apple Guac, Mango Chipotle Sauce, and much more! Then pair your nachos with the complementary drink recipes for margaritas, horchata, and sangria and throw yourself a real fiesta! 

On NACHOS NY (www.nachosny.com), Lee Frank and Rachel Anderson have scoured the city for the best nachos, searched high and low for the greatest guacamole, and celebrated guacamole in style on their Guac Rock Boat Cruises. Their events have been covered in The New Yorker and The New York Post, and on Serious Eats and Eater.com. Lee is the founder and managing editor of Nachos NY and has been featured in Food Republic, Heeb Magazine, and on Good Day Sacramento. Rachel is the chef de cuisine at Robicelli's Bakery, a baker at Ovenly, and a pastry assistant at al di la Trattoria, all in Brooklyn.

The authors will appear at BookCourt in Cobble Hill for a launch party and book signing on April 24 at 7 p.m. BookCourt is located at 163 Court St. in Cobble Hill. 

April 16, 2013 - 4:00pm


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