Michelle Pollock from Brooklyn, NY, United States
I just bought this cookbook last night while at one of the Frankies (Hudson). I missed not one but TWO stops on the train reading it. I have only lived in NYC for 6 years but I have been rigorous about visiting as many restaurants as possible. I just keep coming back to Frankies. I find there is earthy love in everything they do and it speaks to me. I very rarely buy cookbooks, but I really wanted to have this cookbook sitting on my coffee table as a reminder that food doesn't have to be insanely complex - sitting in a million elaborate sauces. It can be overwhelmingly beautiful in its simplicity. These guys nail that idea. They aren't out to separate you from what they are doing in their kitchens. It's like they want you to accomplish these dishes in your own kitchen so you can feed your family this amazing food and sit together with your own tribe being culinarily connected the way their grandmothers' did for them. It's beautiful thing.