This shop teaches its customers to be linguini-literate.. The Scene One block north of the 92nd Street Y is a unique culinary bookstore catering to cooks and other food buffs. The small shop is home to hundreds of popular titles by top food critics and chefs, with titles broken down alphabetically into categories including baking, pasta and world regions.
The Goods In addition to what's on display, Kitchen Arts' offers a catalog appealing to anyone on a food mission--such as the diehard desperately in search of an out-of-print title containing Mom's old meatloaf recipe. The staff is well informed, offering helpful tips on choosing the right book for your palate. And if a little effort spent over the stove proves that the match isn't quite right? Don't fret: Every purchase comes with a bookmark that doubles as a receipt.
Books for Every Cook.
This is the premier culinary bookstore in New York City. Owned by the white-bearded Nachum Waxman, who has a 256 k hard drive memory when it comes to anything related to food, you won't be able to tear youself away. More than 10,000 books are stocked, and if you can't find it changes are "Nat" get if for you.