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Appetite city : a culinary history of New York

Author: William Grimes
Publisher: New York : North Point Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A history of New York's restaurant scene traces its progression from chophouses and oyster saloons to a mecca of sophisticated establishments, exploring the ways in which gender and class play a role in how people eat and how restaurants reflect larger political and social forces.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Grimes
ISBN: 9780865476929 0865476926
OCLC Number: 294902728
Description: xiii, 368 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The city without a restaurant --
From field to market : the New York feast --
New York on the half shell --
A little restaurant and how it grew : the Delmonico's story --
New York becomes a restaurant city --
The melting pot --
The dawn of the golden age --
The birth of Times Square --
The party that never stopped --
The future is now --
Decline and fall --
The restaurant gets small --
Red banquettes and kisses on the ceiling --
The Baum years --
California comes calling --
With knife and fork in New York.
Responsibility: William Grimes.

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A history of New York's restaurant scene traces its progression from chophouses and oyster saloons to a mecca of sophisticated establishments, exploring the ways in which gender and class play a role in how people eat and how restaurants reflect larger political and social forces.

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