Mark Twain’s 70th Birthday at Delmonico’s Restaurant

On the night of my first visit to Delmonico’s, at a table affording me the grandest spot for people watching my husband asked me whom I loved more, him or God. The answer spoiled the night and the first marriage. Mark Twain had more reason to celebrate on his night at Delmonico’s and here’s a…

Cooking Old School

This weekend why don’t you have your help fire up the stove and make some flannel cakes? Two great links to food history and yummy recipes: The Historic Foodie Hearth and Home: 19th Century Cooking

Do We Really Like Homemade Gifts At Christmas?

There’s always someone at Christmas who says the real spirit of the holidays is lost on shopping and killing each other in stampedes at the malls. I think if people continue to line up on Black Friday year after year, they must get some kick out of the near-death experience and warfare. I go to…