New culinary novelty cookbook shop to open in Cobble Hill
This November, a novelty cookbook shop is coming to Cobble Hill.
Cooking, Cocktails and Culture, the creation of rare bookseller Elizabeth Young, is slated to open on Nov. 26 at 212 Degraw St., offering culinary-themed literature of the new, rare and collectible varieties, Grub Street reported.
The space will be tiny — only 200 square feet — but Young hopes to host signings and talks as a way to engage those who are already interested with the collection of older, rarer material she will stock.
Aside from the books, with titles ranging from the niche, like “Japanese Cooking with Manga,” to the historically significant, like “The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy,” Young will also sell culinary ephemera. She has a collection of old menus and pamphlets, some of which date back to the mid 1800s. Culinary-themed sheet music and contemporary zines will also be on the shelves.
“I believe that people are going to get their recipes online, but people also want to have an object, especially if it is a good price point then they’ll go, ‘I’ve got to have this in my kitchen,’” Young said.