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Thomas McNamee

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Despite the Healing and Decency Bequeathed us by 9/11, Breathtaking Rudeness Is Alive and Well at Babbo

(4) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 12:40 PM

For a long time the long nose and gimlet eye of a French headwaiter were among New York's most feared weapons of humiliation. Then with the opening of Danny Meyer's Union Square Café in 1985 New Yorkers discovered that delicious food and gracious hospitality could be found under the same...

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Famous Food Critic: The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat

(3) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 5:08 PM

When I first started working on The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance [Free Press, $27.00], I was stunned to find how many young people had no idea who he was. Even chefs. As I continued my research, two reasons...

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