Not ones to keep secrets, Rosen, the grandson of Junior's founder, and Allen ("Junior's Cheesecake Cookbook") start with the recipe that has been the backbone of Junior's success, the New York Cheesecake. They present a nice collection of recipes accompanied by historical and anecdotal sidebars that do not distract. If there are any surprises here it is the inclusion of a small group of soda fountain desserts, including egg creams, freezes, shakes, malts, and sundaes. The bulk of the recipes are mostly standards of the restaurant: tall cakes, down-homey pies, cupcakes, and tarts and cookies. The authors even reach into the archives of Junior's first menu and include a recipe for Nesselrode Whipped Cream Pie, a rum custard pie, largely absent from contemporary menus.
Verdict There is a definite New York influence here, seen in egg creams, rugelach, and desserts inspired by black-and-white cookies; however, with a troubleshooting section and baking hints along the way, this book could easily be used as a resource for standard desserts. The recipes are too good to passup"."" --""Library Journal"
Alan Rosen, the grandson of Junior's founder, Harry Rosen, is the third generation co-owner (with his father, Walter, and brother, Kevin) of Junior's restaurants in Brooklyn, Times Square, Grand Central Station, and at the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. He also oversees Junior's mail-order and wholesale businesses, as well as its online business, juniorscheesecake.com. Alan makes regular appearances on QVC and The Food Network.
Beth Allen is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and co-author of "Welcome to Junior's"! and "Junior's Cheesecake Cookbook."
Fell in love with the red velvet cheesecake (amazing) when we were on our trip to NYC. Can't wait to try these recipes and have Junior's at home!Published 18 days ago by Michelle J. Hansen
I had this cookbook before on my ipad I got it again on my Kindle app it a must have I made several cheesecakes from the book and all ways gets rave reviewsPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love me some cookbooks anyway, but this is a really nice variety and includes some really nice drinks as well as what I consider regular desserts to be!Published 2 months ago by Sherry N. Efferson
The ingredients are easy to obtain and easy to follow. I bought this for myself, but it would make a cute gift along with a mixer, etc.Published 3 months ago by MrWhite
I ordered this book, as well as the "Cheesecake Cookbook" as a Christmas present for my daughter. She was more than thrilled (so was I). Read morePublished 5 months ago by SLM
Do you know of someone who lives in NYC or has enjoyed a NYC visit? Buy them this book as sort of a gift to keep the memories alive.Published 5 months ago by Frank R. Wojtylak
I have 3 of the Junior's cookbooks and I have yet to be disappointed in any recipe. Even when I exchange healthier ingredients among those indicated, I get a good outcome. Read morePublished 6 months ago by LMY