made in brooklynOctober 21, 2015
Mornin', friends. It's me, your buddy still muddling
through an entire house reno and trying to survive the chaos.
Mind terribly if today I whisk you away to New York
to explore why so many folks, bearded hipster or not
are ditching Manhattan to hang in Brooklyn?
Is it the low-rise small town feel of the borough?
Is it that celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Sarah Jessica Parker,
Michelle Williams, and Maggie Gyllenhaal call the place home?
Is it simply that the former working class borough has
established itself as bon vivant heaven with cutting edge
bars and delicious eateries?
The case could be made Brooklyn is in full blossom thanks
to its artisans and makers...injecting heart and soul
into their crafts at a time so many of us crave and honor
organic creativity that harks back to a simpler time.
Made in Brooklyn - photography by Heather Weston
I learned all about Brooklyn's fine makers
in this incredible directory called:
Made in Brooklyn: An Essential Guide to the Borough's Artisanal Food & Drink Makers(powerHouse Books, 2015)
Melissa Schreiber Vaughn, Susanne Konig, and Heather Weston
Let's do the math.
Around 200 pages of 110 selectively curated
food and drink makers in Brooklyn with
1100 original (and gorgeous) photographs.
I'll do the math.
It adds up to a betchen bevy of delicious sources.
Don't take my word for it,
check out these reviews:
I know you've nibbled the Big Apple...bitten into Brooklyn lately?
Peace to you right where you are.
Here are my picks for beautiful books to inspire.