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A Bite of the Big Apple


New York, New York.

It's Ella and Louis. It's Seinfeld and Woody Allen. It's the bright lights of Broadway, it's hot dogs at 2 a.m., it's bagels and doughnuts and pastrami on rye. It's also Mexican, Jamaican, Filipino, Puerto Rican and Chinese food, all thrown together in a cultural cacophony quite unlike anywhere else in the world. All of these influences come together when Monica Trápaga, one of Australia's most-loved entertainers, escapes to New York – and realises she has come home.

Join Monica on her journey of discovery as she explores her American, Hispanic and Filipino roots in a city on the other side of the world. She shares both the recipes she discovers there, and family treasures from the Trápaga vault, all illustrated with her beautiful collages, drawings and photographs. Monica shows you how to infuse even the simplest act with a little of her carnival creativity.

Embrace food, embrace laughter, embrace life!

About the Author

Monica Trapaga is one of Australia's most successful and versatile celebrities. Her vast array of talents have ensured she remains a favourite among the pre-school set, while continuing to delight adult audiences across the nation as a jazz singer, MC, television personality and entertainer. She is also gaining recognition as a successful retailer of vintage furniture and homewares with her store RECLAIM by Monica Trapaga located in Sydney's Summer Hill.

Lil Tulloch loves food. To satisfy her obsession for hosting, travel and adventure, she has found a home within the circus. Her love of flying high has led her to perform, teach and choreograph throughout the world and she constantly has a table of ravenous acrobats to try out and perfect her new recipes. This is her first book.
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