‘Made in Brooklyn’ book highlights borough’s craft food and drinks movement

Brooklyn BookBeat

November 6, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
From “Made in Brooklyn” by Susanne König and Melissa Schreiber Vaughan; Photography by Heather Weston; published by powerHouse Books.
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Over the past decade, Brooklyn has emerged as the epicenter of the craft food and drinks movement. “Made in Brooklyn” is a gorgeously photographed and selectively curated catalog of the wondrous variety of food and drink available in the trailblazing borough. The book features more than 110 different Brooklyn makers and more than 1,100 original photographs, from old-school favorites such as Acme Smoked Fish and Fox’s U-Bet to newer makers whose products are destined to become classics in their own right, such as Salty Road and Van Brunt Stillhouse. Each maker is profiled in-depth, depicting the artisan’s craft and methods along with personal histories.
“Made in Brooklyn” includes a list of shops, markets and liquor stores that feature an extensive range of Brooklyn-made foods and goods, along with an informal walking tour where a variety of makers offer tours, tastings and workshops.

“If Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea are the food-scene stage, then ‘Made in Brooklyn’ is the behind-the-scenes all-access pass, revealing the inspiring stories of our homegrown makers and showing the world what makes real Brooklyn tick,” said Eric Demby, co-founder of Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg.

“’Made in Brooklyn” is a great source book for locally-made food and beverages and makes a perfect gift not only for visitors, but also for any new or native Brooklynite. A wonderful whirlwind tour of the best out there in Brooklyn” -Francine Stephens, Proprietor franny’s, BKLYN Larder, and Rose’s Bar & Grill.

Author Susanne König is the director of and buyer for the powerHouse Arena in DUMBO, renowned for hosting eclectic cookbook parties for many Brooklyn-based chefs and makers including Pok Pok, Fleischer’s, Kings County, Ample Hills, Sunday Suppers, franny’s, BAKED and many more. She also curates an extensive collection of Brooklyn-made products. After spending her childhood and formative years in Germany, Belgium and Paris where she worked at Sotheby’s and for French art book publishers, she moved to New York in 2000. She works and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son. 

Author Melissa Schreiber Vaughan is the co-author of “The New Brooklyn Cookbook” and a recipe developer and tester, whose work has appeared in national food magazines and more than 20 cookbooks. Melissa curates food events throughout Brooklyn and lives in Park Slope with her two budding foodies, Roan and Dory. 

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Heather Weston takes pictures. Whether in the studio or on location, she loves to photograph people and food. Heather lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter and is a proud ballet mom. To see more of her photography visit www.heatherweston.com.

To preview the book, visit http://www.powerhousebooks.com/books/made-in-brooklyn-the-essential-guide-to-the-borough-s-artisanal-food-and-drink-makers/.


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