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Classical vs Modern: Heart & Sole

Sole meunière was the dish that made American chef Julia Child fall in love with French cuisine. She declared the light, simple dish —...

The Juggling Act

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Driving Your  Business

The Ins and Outs of Food Truck Ownership   W hat was once a novel idea — selling food off the side or back of a truck...

Grains of Truth

Ancient grains are making a comeback thanks to farmers and chefs dedicated to the old ways   W ild cereal plant growth, such as barley and wheat,...

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How Depression-Era Automats Set the Standard for Consistency

Baked beans, pumpkin pie, huckleberry pie, oatmeal cookies, cup custard, beef and noodles with burgundy sauce, hearty stews, fish cakes, “velvety” baked hams, macaroni and cheese, “succulent” Salisbury steaks, creamed spinach, the “fluffiest” mashed potatoes… “these are a few of their favorite things”... ‘cause for sure, every man, woman and child had a favorite. One can almost taste the memories of those lucky enough — or even those down on their luck — to have frequented one of the 84 Horn & Hardart Automats (automatic cafeterias with steam tables and waitstaff) that operated in the U.S. from July 1901 through April 1991.
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