Have you ever started your day with a coffee from Café Gratitude in Los Angeles, or a Lower Sunny Side — sunny side up eggs, Gaspe Nova smoked salmon and potato latkes — at Russ & Daughters Café in New York’s Lower East Side, or a Vietnamese coffee at Dong Phuong in New Orleans? Is breakfast your favorite meal of the day? Then we have the book for you. Lee Brian Schrager and Adeena Sussman take us on a culinary journey through the country in the book America’s Best Breakfasts: Favorite Local Recipes From Coast to Coast.
The book celebrates two of the country’s favorite past times, going on a road trip and eating breakfast. Now, you don’t even have to leave your home to taste the most memorable breakfasts in the country. Get a taste of Charleston through Hominy Grill’s shrimp and Grits, or travel to the West Coast through Tartine’s croque monsieur or Portland’s Sunshine Tavern’s kimchi pancakes. Visit Chicago restaurant Uncle Mike’s by recreating its Filipino steak with garlic fried rice. In the mood for something sweeter? The book also has recipes for the cannoli French toast at Café Lift in Philadelphia, brioche cinnamon buns at the Honey Bee in Oxford and morning glory muffins at Panther Coffee in Miami.
Not only will you get to try out America’s best breakfasts, you’ll also be able to learn about the history of these iconic eateries across the nation, which will be sure to make you want to go try them out in person the next time you happen to be in those cities.
America’s Best Breakfasts: Local Recipes From Coast to Coast, $23 at penguinrandomhouse.com.
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