The great diner is to New York what the great bistro is to Paris: the city’s culinary lifeblood available for all to sample. Now I’m not calling Blue Ribbon a diner, though in my world it would be the perfect diner: casual yet neat, and willing to set you up with a plat du mer, matzo ball soup, or fried chicken with mashed potatoes and collard greens.
Blue Ribbon Cookbook is a book for indulgent cooks; make that self-indulgent, unless you’ve gotten this as a gift. It’s filled with well laid-out recipes that are easy to follow while cooking, matched with great images of some of the completed dishes -- maybe too great, since my hanger steak paled in comparison to theirs!
Buy: Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Cookbook: Better Home Cooking
Find the recipes after the jump