From the foreword by ROAR co-founder and west~bourne chef + owner Camilla Marcus:
100% of the proceeds from this e-book will go to ROAR (Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants) x Robin Hood’s restaurant relief fund, providing cash assistance to NYC restaurant workers.
Practically overnight, nearly all of New York City’s 26,000-plus restaurants were forced to close their doors when the coronavirus pandemic shook every industry in the country, leaving millions of restaurant workers without jobs. NYC restaurants are the lifeblood and the backbone of our vibrant, diverse, exciting metropolis. But right now, their future looks uncertain. That’s why this book exists: to support New York City’s finest restaurants and their hard-working teams through one of the most powerful, most unifying languages on Earth: recipes. Inside are more than 45 easy, pantry-friendly recipes from NYC’s best restaurants, including Olmsted, Momofuku, King, Charlie Bird, Llama Inn, the NoMad, and more.
This was a project I was asked to be a part of when Covid-19 shut down New York City overnight. Author Kristin Tice Studeman approached me to help with this book she was compiling with all proceeds directly going to NYC restaurant workers relief. Benoît Bodhuin of bb-bureau and Matthieu Salvaggio of Blaze Type generously donated their gorgeous typefaces (respectively BallPill and Apoc) that really are the design language of this book, alongside the illustrations by Jordan Awan. The condensed sans is TeX Gyre Heros Regular, see Nimbus Sans.
This book, available from InHouse, is the highlight of my career so far and I hope will do some good so we can join our friends at our favorite places once again.