A Taste of Upstate New York
The People and the Stories behind 40 Food Favorites
"Every recipe that we create at Beekman 1802 is influenced by the
harvests and the happenings that surround us. One peek at this wonderfully
written book and you’ll understand our source of inspiration.
D’Imperio has compiled the very best of upstate cuisine in his trademark
humorous voice. A must-have for any upstate road-tripper or foodie."—Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, founders of Beekman1802.com
"D’Imperio has done an admirable job of recognizing dozens of unique
culinary icons, legendary food purveyors, and unique food traditions
from all over upstate New York. The book celebrates their history and
encourages readers to seek them out."—Karen Miltner, food writer, Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY
"An entertaining cultural history of the noteworthy foods of the region
and a guide for travelers seeking to sample them."—Don Cazentre, food and drink writer, Syracuse.com/The Post Standard
Chuck D’Imperio is the author of several books about Upstate New York. His most recent titles
include Unknown Museums of Upstate New York: A Guide to 50 Treasures and Monumental
New York! A Guide to 30 Iconic Memorials in Upstate New York.
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Upstate New York is the birthplace of many of America’s favorite foods. The
chicken wing was born in a bar in Buffalo, the potato chip originated in the
kitchen of a glitzy Saratoga Springs hotel, the salt potato got its start along the
marshy shores of a Syracuse lake, and Thousand Island dressing was created
in a hotel along the St. Lawrence Seaway.
In this book, D’Imperio travels across the region to discover the stories and
people behind forty iconic foods of Upstate New York. He introduces readers
to the black dirt farmers of Orange County who give America its best-tasting
onions, to the Catskill’s Candy Cane King, and to "Charlie the Butcher," purveyor
of the best beef on weck in the state. Filled with color photographs, the
book includes a map of the various regions around Upstate New York, allowing
readers to create their own cultural and historic food tour.
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6 x 9, 288 pages, 45 color photographs, 1 map, index