The NoMad Cookbook, named for the NoMad Restaurant at the NoMad Hotel, is really a celebration of the neighborhood north of Madison Square Park (NoMad—get it?); between the recipes are peppered photographs of the surrounding street corners and shops, sights that we, neighbors of the NoMad, see on our way to work. And the recipes? They reflect the dark, cozy, almost conspiratorial feel of the restaurant itself, luxe-looking but achievable favorites (Clams Baked with Bacon and Garlic; Cherry with Fennel, Brown Bread, and Yogurt) photographed and styled dramatically. But our favorite part of the book is in the details, like the folded vintage map of the NoMad neighborhood tucked into the library slip-like pocket, or the fact that, when opened, the cookbook reveals a mini, hidden book of cocktail recipes.
Size: 317 pages in large book; 212 pages in small cocktail book