The Dairy Restaurant

The Dairy Restaurant

by Ben Katchor

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Overview

Ben Katchor retells the history of where we choose to eat—a history that starts with the first man who was allowed to enter a walled garden and encouraged by the garden's owner to enjoy its fruits. He examines the biblical milk-and-meat taboo, the first vegetarian practices, and the invention of the restaurant. Through text and drawings, Katchor illuminates the historical confluence of events and ideas that led to the development of a “milekhdike (dairy) personality” and the proliferation of dairy restaurants in America, and he recollects his own experiences in many of these iconic restaurants just before they disappeared.

PART OF THE JEWISH ENCOUNTERS SERIES

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805242195
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/10/2020
Series: Jewish Encounters Series Series
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 310,920
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

BEN KATCHOR is the author of, among other books, Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer; The Cardboard Valise; and The Jew of New York. He was the first cartoonist to receive a MacArthur Fellowship. He teaches at Parsons/The New School in New York City.

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