Food

Fine Dining in Gilded Age New York

I’ve already detailed the razzle-dazzle nightlife of the “Lobster Palace Society“, but let’s take a look at an actual menu from one of Broadway’s infamous restaurants: Rector’s. Check out the entire collection of historical menus at the New York Public Library’s online database.

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Food

Taste the Past: Tomato Bisque

I’m nuts about soup, but I usually buy it from my local delis or supermarkets because of the perceived time it takes to make a proper soup. When I stumbled on the foodie blog Back to Her Roots, I was floored by the absolutely simple recipe for a delicious, creamy tomato bisque and immediately gathered the ingredients to …

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Food Holidays

New Years and Hoppin’ John

One of the traditions which arose from America’s culinary melting pot is the consumption of Hoppin’ John and collard greens. Deriving from the Gullah people of coastal Georgia and South Carolina–by way of West African cuisine and the French and Spanish Middle Ages custom of eating beans on New Years Day–the dishes are thought to …

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