Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook {review & giveaway}

Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
ISBN-10: 0316083372
ISBN-13: 978-0316083379

Breakfast, Brunch, and Beyond from New York’s Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant

From the Publisher…

The Clinton St. Baking Company is one of the hottest brunch spots in a city obsessed with brunch. A tiny thirty-two-seat eatery on Manhattan’s trendy Lower East Side, the restaurant draws long lines of customers who come from far and wide to sample fresh-baked goods, hearty omelets, sugar-cured bacon, and light-as-air pancakes with maple butter.

In the Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook, owners DeDe Lahman and Neil Kleinberg share more than 100 treasured recipes that have made their restaurant a sensation. Learn the secret to their house-made buttermilk biscuits and tomato jam, irresistible muffins and scones, delicious soups and sandwiches, and their decadent, eye-catching desserts. Helpful techniques, like Neil’s patented omelet “flip and tuck,” and gorgeous color photographs throughout will have readers cooking like pros in no time, and sharing the delicious results.

About the Authors…

DeDe Lahman is co-owner of the Clinton St. Baking Company and Community Food & Juice. She began her career as an editor and advice columnist at Seventeen magazine. She has worked as a book researcher, freelance writer, brand consultant, and cook.

Neil Kleinberg was raised in Brooklyn, and opened his first restaurant, Simon’s, at the age of 22. After four years at The Water Club under Rick Moonen, he returned to his native Flatbush to reopen the legendary seafood star, Lundy’s. Neil co-authored The Lundy’s Cookbook (Harper Collins, 1998), and is a distinguished member of The James Beard Foundation.

My Thoughts…

If you are in the mood for eating or if you are pregnant, I would not recommend opening up this cookbook. I made that mistake and was longing for several delicious recipes I didn’t have the current means to throw together! Note also that I am a huge lover of breakfast and brunch foods so I was practically drooling over the pages featuring full color photos for each recipe found in this cookbook.

In the Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook you’ll find that it’s broken down into the following categories all the while featuring extremely helpful hints and tips along with easy to follow step by step instructions!

  • Biscuits
  • Muffins and Scones
  • Eggs, Eggs, Eggs
  • Pancakes {The Best in New York}
  • Soups
  • The Sandwich King & Queen
  • Fried Chicken {A Clinton St.  Specialty}
  • Sides
  • Condiments
  • Dessert {Made from Scratch}
  • Drinks

This morning I was in the mood for more than just a bowl of cereal and tried out the Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins recipes! I love baking from scratch instead of using mixes. I know what’s going in my muffins and don’t have any odd additives or preservatives, which I’m not a huge fan of when baking for myself or my family.  I was extremely happy with how my muffins came out and will most definitely be making them again!

I really can’t wait to try some of the other recipes out like the Fried Green Tomatoes, Homemade Caramelized Applesauce, Potato Pancakes, and more!

I would highly recommend this cookbook to anyone and can’t help but think what a great gift this would make during the Holiday Season! You can find the Clinton St. Company Cookbook on for under twenty dollars but how about the chance to win one?

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One winner will receive the Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook. Giveaway is open to USA & Canada only.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinions. The book copy information and cover image were provided by Hachette Book Group. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are my own.