Serendipity 3, Manhattans beloved ice cream parlor, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and to mark the event, one of its co-founders has collected mouth-watering recipes for the restaurants best desserts, as well as tidbits of gossip from his years serving stars. The books color photographs and lighthearted design capture the eclectic splendor of the Upper East Side destination, which serves up such favorites as Mississippi Mud Cake, Aunt Bubas Sand Tarts and Ftatateetas Toast. A whole chapter is devoted to the most lavishly praised dessert, Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, along with its many variations. For those not counting calories, an explosion of sundaes in the last chapter, such as the Cheesecake Vesuvius Sundae, will hit the spot. The only thing missing is an explanation for the origin of each dessert. As for the gossip, Bruce provides glimpses of Marilyn Monroe, wearing only a trench coat and eating Fudge Pie, and reveals that Sylvester Stallone was turned down for a waiter position because his astrological sign didnt meet the owners approval. Best of all is the introduction that remembers three "roommates in a humble cold-water flat" who took $500, some family recipes and their own unique style to create the restaurant. Readers will want to take a break from creating the sugary delights to ponder Bruces advice to "let life take you where it may." Sugar-lovers everywhere will be glad it took Bruce and his cohorts to Serendipity 3.
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"...flipping through page after page of over-the-top desserts is sometimes just the “afternoon snack” I crave. Serendipity 3’s stunning new cookbook -- released in honor of the famed New York dessert boutique’s 60th anniversary -- takes the edge off, and then some." -Kevin Sharkey, Executive Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Living
"…includes recipes and stories and is a delightful read for anyone who loves foods and sweets and stories of old New York City." –AM New York
Love it, haven't made a recipe yet, but was excited to see Brett Barra, one of my favorite DIY TV personalities was one of the authors. Yay!Published 4 months ago by Leuri Zibetti
I first went to Serendipity when I was around 20. I am now 71. My then boyfriend took me there. It was a magical place in a brownstone, with Tiffany lamps hanging all over the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Eudice G
I have tried a few of the recipes, but some are too work intensive. The buttercream frosting for the Manor Born Banana cake was tasty but had the consistency of paste. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Oregoncook
We like it because we have been to NY's Serendipity III.
When we tried out the Apple pie recipe, it was super yummy!
Bought this cookbook for my husband to reminisce about our anniversary trip to NYC, Serendipity being one of the highlights. Read morePublished on June 14, 2013 by Dominomom
Serendipity is a New york City favorite. I have been there. Sweet Serendipity tells things I did not know from my visit.Published on March 4, 2013 by dusty
I bought this for a gift and ended up reading every page! Very interesting story along with a delicious cookbook!Published on June 14, 2009 by C. Gilkison
If you like rich and delicious desserts, this is the book for you. I have already made several recipes from this book and they all turned out great! Read morePublished on December 31, 2008 by N. Pan
What great desserts. After having visited this awesome cafe, I had to purchase the book.
The desserts are fabulous and I am so greatful the Stephen finally decided to... Read more