Today, I am featuring two books to add to your bookshelf or coffee table that also make reputable resources for the next time you hit the road. I am definitely an enthusiastic collector of coffee table type books; I love to look through them in a similar way that I always seem to have stacks of magazines lying around.
I was already obsessed with the New York Times, 36 Hours for the US and Canada, and now I am even more excited about the 36 Hours in 125 locations around Europe. The guides feature maps, colorful illustrations and over 800 photos of destinations all around the continent I wish I could permanently locate myself on. The activities in each 36 hour itinerary range from dining suggestions to which museums should be on your must see list. Definitely a fun addition to your collection!
Like the Yellow Pages for chef’s favorite haunts all over the world, Where Chefs Eat gives you personal recommendations from chefs like David Chang, Eric Ripert and April Bloomfield (so cool). My copy came in the mail yesterday and I spent quite a bit of time perusing all of the mouth-watering recommendations. The restaurants are labeled for what meal of the day the restaurant is best for, restaurants chefs wish they would have opened themselves and high-end and bargain categories. Really something for everyone in most major cities and regions around the world.
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