New York is famously rich in diversity, a city where you can find cooks from every corner of the globe down each street. The city's gourmet shops dazzle all five senses and entice you to taste new delicacies. Gourmet Shops of New York captures this unique experience in gorgeous photos and authentic recipes. Here you will discover the most seductive culinary treasures to be found only in New York. One hundred of the best-loved and most-visited gourmet destinations, from neighborhood jewels to exotic superstores are explored in fascinating detail-from the sparkling cases of cheeses at Dean & Deluca to the overwhelming spice shelves at Kalustyans. Secrets and stories from behind the counters provide tips on using and preparing different special foods, making the book as useful as it is beautiful. Sixty one-of-a-kind recipes bring home the rewards of New York's unrivaled food culture. For discerning eaters everywhere, Gourmet Shops of New York inspires the imagination and makes a great gift or souvenir for anyone with a taste for the best.