Hidden away on the first floor of an old brownstone in the West Village, is a tiny front room shop with an absolute treasure trove of cookbooks. Bonnie Slotnick has stocked her shelves with hundreds of rare, unique, and specialty cookbooks.
It was here that I found a 1957 edition of Meta Given’s Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking , the same book I had used to make my first loaf of bread one summer back in the early seventies. I also bought a copy of the new classic Milk by Anne Mendelson.
To my surprise, I also discovered Dairy Foods Cookbook , from 1980 by Annie Proulx of Brokeback Mountain fame. It turns out she was quite the butter, cheese and yogurt expert before she went on to tell us the tragic story of Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist.
Bonnie also sells carefully selected vintage cookware and accessories. If you are in the neighborhood of Waverly Place, this is definitely worth a stop. You will be delighted.
Bonnie Slotnick’s Cookbooks
163 West 10th Street
New York, NY
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