Menus, Nonnas, and the History of Restaurants
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 59
- Dec 7, 2018 10:00 pm
- 56:31 mins
Art historian and critic Alison Pearlman dissects the inner workings of the restaurant menu. Restaurateur Jody Scaravella, owner of Enoteca Maria in New York City, discusses his unique business model of hiring grandmas, or "nonnas", in lieu of professional chefs. Yale historian Paul Freedman talks about the most influential restaurants in American history and the making of an American cuisine.