Two weeks ago I spent a couple of days in New York with family visiting from Germany. While researching our itinerary we came across an entry about a bookstore specializing in cookbooks which sounded intriguing. Late in the afternoon on our first day in New York we took the metro to Greenwich Village and went in search of Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks.
Tucked away in a quiet street off bustling 7th Avenue is a gem of a bookstore dedicated to cookbooks, food writing and cooking implements.
Categorized by region are vintage, gently used and antiquarian cookbooks. Since I am moving to Kyiv next summer I was specifically looking for books on Ukrainian cuisine. High up on a shelf I came across Bonnie's collection of cookbooks covering Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. After perusing several of them I finally settled on The Georgian Feast by Darra Goldstein and Festive Ukrainian Cooking by Marta Pisetska Farley. I am looking forward to trying out some of the recipe soon!
If you like books and are interested in cooking, visit this treasure trove on your next visit to New York!
Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks
163 W 10th St
(between Waverly Pl & S 7th Ave
New York, NY 10014
Please call ahead before visiting as her day off changes from week to week.