Category Archives: restaurant

Cleaning Out the Basement–Horn & Hardart

I can’t believe I’ve never posted these. Horn & Hardart was woven into my childhood. I’m old enough to remember the absolute joy of eating at the Automat. Pushing nickels through the slot and opening the little glass door to … Continue reading

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Southern Food and Civil Rights, Feeding the Revolution

An army travels on its stomach, and a revolution needs to be sustained–with commitment and with food. In this book Opie recounts the tale of the Atlanta, Georgia caterer who fed the bus boycotters and their families, but he also … Continue reading

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A Culinary Education

(Many, many) thanks to Latam Airlines, I was gifted with two tickets to Lima, Peru, and used the trip as an opportunity to eat. Yes, we visited museums, no we didn’t go to Machu Pichu, but we did eat. Ceviche … Continue reading

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Ten Restaurants that Changed America

Americans love to eat French, from Delmonico’s Gilded Age excesses to Chez Panisse’s refined perfection. But don’t overlook Howard Johnson’s ice cream and fried clams, Mama Leone’s exuberant pasta, and Antoine’s classic Creole. So while French may be a default setting, Americans … Continue reading

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Princess Pamela’s Soul Food Cookbook

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness. Elsa Schiaparelli And clearly Pamela Strobel could cast a spell. In their introduction to this reprint edition, Matt Lee and Ted Lee, self-taught scholars of Southern foodways, describe the character of Strobel’s … Continue reading

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To Live and Dine in L.A.

One of the things I did on my summer vacation was visit Los Angeles, and I was delighted to be able to see the exhibit that accompanies this book (though sad to just miss the re-opening of Clifton’s Cafeteria!). And as … Continue reading

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New England Soup Factory Cookbook

As thin as the homeopathic soups that was made by boiling the shadow of a pigeon that had starved to death –Abraham Lincoln In the depths of a gray winter or even in the soft light of a new spring, I’ll sometimes … Continue reading

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