Paul Freedman in conversation with John T. Edge - TEN RESTAURANTS THAT CHANGED AMERICA

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 5:00pm

Whether charting the rise of our love affair with Chinese food through San Francisco's fabled The Mandarin, evoking the richness of Italian food through Mamma Leone's, or chronicling the rise and fall of French haute cuisine through Henri Soule's Le Pavillon, food historian Paul Freedman uses each restaurant to tell a wider story of race and class, immigration and assimilation. Freedman also treats us to a scintillating history of the then-revolutionary Schrafft's, a chain of convivial lunch spots that catered to women, and that bygone favorite, Howard Johnson's, which pioneered midcentury, on-the-road dining, only to be swept aside by McDonald's. Lavishly designed with more than 100 photographs and images, including original menus, Ten Restaurants That Changed America is a significant and highly entertaining social history.

Event address: 
129 Courthouse Sq
Oxford, MS 38655
Ten Restaurants That Changed America By Paul Freedman, Danny Meyer (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Paul Freedman, Danny Meyer (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780871406804
Published: Liveright - September 20th, 2016