Whose Beefsteak Is It Anyway?


Where's the Beef? (Photo by Larry Garland)

The New York Times,  on Jan. 30,  2008,  called “All You Can Hold for Five Bucks” “something of a Rosetta stone among fans of old New York and carnivorous foodies.” That classic piece is a 1939 New Yorker article by Joseph Mitchell. It begins,  “The New […]

In the Custody of the CIA

I just spent an intensive weekend with the CIA. That’s the Culinary Institute of America,  not the Central Intelligence Agency. So,  to clarify further,  I was in Hyde Park,  NY,  rather than Langley,  VA,  and I was happy to be present at the CIA where the food may be grilled but the “guests” are not. […]