- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks; 1st edition (May 6, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060187417
- ISBN-13: 978-0060187415
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #528,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Lundy's : Reminiscences and Recipes from Brooklyn's Legendary Restaurant Hardcover – May 6, 1998
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.
Top Customer Reviews
PS the recipes are great too...all of you who were wondering just HOW to recreate those incredible biscuits now have the secret.
However, I was most disappointed that more space was given to the history and not to the recipes. It was also indicated that the recipes are not the originals, but are re-creations of the originals.
In fairness, the recipes are enticing and include some of the most tempting seafood recipes I have come across in one book.
However, to get the most out of this book, I recommend that you should at least have been to Lundy's (or at least be familiar with the Sheepshead Bay area); and have plenty of fresh seafood (lobster, crab, and oysters) at your disposal in order to try the recipes. Without those, this book may be a disappointment, like it was for me.
Lundy's was an immense establishment, seating 2,800 patrons in its heyday, but the enormousness of the space was second to its food. The food was not only excellent, according to nearly every source listed--the portions were in keeping with the grandiose feel of the building itself. Author/historian Robert Cornfield writes, "The oddity is that for all its great size, simple fare, crows, and noise, Lundy's was not a cold, impersonal restaurant, but was replete with community excitement, curiosity, warmth, and the delirious happiness of a splendid holiday."
Lundy's was, for the mostly immigrant population of Brooklyn, New York, the pinnacle of the American experience: plenty, and plenty of it. The recipes are mostly an adjunct to what amounts to a love letter written to the restaurant which fed Brooklyn's appetite for more of nearly everything. This is a wonderful book for anyone who ever enjoyed a meal at Lundy's, and a necessary record of Brooklyn in the mid-20th century.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a beautiful book that I purchased for my boss who has a tie to the Lundy family. My only disappointment was that I was sure I was purchasing it new and it came used with... Read morePublished on July 13, 2011 by mns
My Mother n Father went to this Reataurnt..They took me as a child
My husband n I took my son as a child,and
he loved it..I bought this book for him.. Read more
As the great-granddaughter of a Sheepshead Bay restauranteur, this book was a great family find. I am ordering more to send to others in the family. Read morePublished on December 27, 1998 by email@example.com