Made in Brooklyn: An Essential Guide to the Borough's Artisanal Food & Drink Makers (Hardcover)

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Our very own Susanne Konig leads you on a tasty tour of Brooklyn

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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, featuring more than 110 different Brooklyn makers and over 1100 original photographs, from old-school favorites such as Acme Smoked Fish and Fox’s U-Bet Chocolate Syrup to newer makers whose products are destined to become classics in their own right, such as Salty Road Salt Water Taffy and Van Brunt Stillhouse. Each maker is profiled in depth, depicting the artisans' craft and methods along with personal histories.
Made in Brooklyn will include 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.

About the Author

Susanne König is the director of and buyer for The POWERHOUSE Arena in Dumbo, Brooklyn, renowned for hosting eclectic cook book 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. 

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. 

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

Contributor Bios:
Rachel Wharton is a James Beard Foundation award-winning food writer, cookbook author and contributing editor to Edible Brooklyn.
David Wondrich is one of the world’s foremost American cocktail historians, a James Beard Foundation award-winning drinks writer, and author of Imbibe!

Praise For…

The stories behind quintessential Brooklyn foodstuffs like Fox’s U-Bet chocolate syrup, Acme smoked fish and newcomers like Brooklyn Brine pickles, Ample Hills ice cream and Owney’s Original New York City Rum are recounted in 'Made in Brooklyn.'—Florence Fabricant, The New York Times

Everywhere you go, whether you’re in Australia or England or Paris even, they’re referencing Brooklyn in some way...arguably, we’re looking at the Brooklynization of the world at this point.
—Anthony Bourdain, chef, author and TV host
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.  
—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. 

I thought I knew this trendiest of boroughs pretty well. Now along comes a vibrant and user-friendly compendium called Made in Brooklyn, highlighting 111 exciting food and drink products made locally in small batches by quirky artisans and in large batches by famous companies.
Huffington Post

An insider's guide to Brooklyn's craft-food-and-drinks movement.
Vanity Fair 

Reason it’s a page turner: You can practically taste everything on the page thanks to the gorgeous photography by Heather Weston. Reason to shut the nightlight: I said “practically.” This book will make you hungry!
The Alcohol Professor 

Flipping through the book inspires two feelings: one, incredible hunger — the photos really are good — and two, wonder at the immense diversity of the business represented within. 
The Jewish Week

For the Kings County Completist... No one knows how many painstaking producers of food and drink there are in Brooklyn these days. Well, maybe Marty Markowitz does. The point is that it’s nearly impossible to keep track of all the small-batch, hand-crafted activity. Which is why Made in Brooklyn, by Susanne König and Melissa Schreiber Vaughan, is such a handy resource. All the great picklers, beer brewers, bread bakers, granola-makers, ice cream churners, kale dehydrators, bitters bottlers, taffy pullers, fish smokers, coffee roasters, whiskey distillers, and more are here. 
Grub Street


Product Details
ISBN: 9781576877609
ISBN-10: 1576877604
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Publication Date: October 20th, 2015
Pages: 208
Language: English