Brooklyn is the red-hot center of American food, and Bryan Calvert was one of its first culinary pioneers. Now, in 125 surefire, imaginative recipes, he brings the best of the borough to your table: food that mixes country appeal with urban complexity. This is food at its most elemental and most delicious, infusing fresh flavor into comforting favorites with dishes like Melted Romaine Lettuce; Heirloom Tomatoes with Gin, Feta, and Dill; Stuffed Skillet Chicken with Lemon-Miso Sauce; and Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Sea Salt and Caramelized Apples. Calvert’s recipes build on staples that are available nationally and include flair with ingredients that are ready to be discovered at most markets. Brooklyn Rustic shows how the simplest tricks can make the difference between an average meal and a great one.