• Just don't think about the calories. (Yasmin Newman)Source: Yasmin Newman
We're giving you the chance to win one of five cookbooks - your ultimate guide to the desserts of New York. Competition closed.
15 Aug 2017 - 10:00 AM  UPDATED 15 Sep 2017 - 6:39 PM

Diet When You’re Dead. This was the mantra Yasmin Newman lived by in her three-month immersion in New York, where she ate 373 sweets (that’s not a typo) across 169 venues, from bakeries, diners and street carts to cool cafes and fine diners.

“I was eating about four to five desserts a day in different neighbourhoods,” says Newman.

Those 373 sweets have been catalogued in her new book The Desserts of New York (And How to Eat Them All), part hit-list, part travelogue, part sugar-junkie diary, part cookbook with recipes from Newman inspired by her Gotham dessert spree. (Read about how she ate all those desserts here.)

We're giving you the chance to win one of five cookbooks, valued at $39.99 each.

Here's a taste of what's inside the book:

Peanut butter and jelly cannoli

Filled with luscious peanut butter mousse and sweet strawberry conserve, this is the ultimate New York-Italian mash-up.

Oatmeal cookie shots

This is my take on Dominique Ansel’s shot glass forged from a choc chip cookie, filled with warm milk. Mine is made with an oatmeal cookie.

Black sesame cream puff

Like a giant profiterole, topped with a streusel-like mixture that adds sweetness and crunch.

New York Cheesecake

Real-deal New York cheesecake: smooth, creamy, just sweet, and decadent without feeling cloying.

Competition opens: Tuesday 15 Aug 2017, 10:00 am (AEST)

Competition closes: Friday 15 Sep 2017, 10:00 am (AEST)

Competition drawn: Monday 18 Sep 2017, 10:00 am (AEST)

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Recipes from The Desserts Of New York by Yasmin Newman (Hardie Grant Books, $39.99). Photography © by Yasmin Newman (location) and Alicia Taylor (studio).