Chefs and Restaurants

From Grandmas to Daddies in Restaurant Names, Food Is Family

John Kessler

There’s a famous writing exercise that journalism teachers use to shake out the cobwebs. They ask you to write for five minutes as fast as you can about your favorite dessert. Then you show your work to a writing partner, who has to tell you what it’s really about. Nine times out of ten, the answer is the memory of a mother or grandmother. Food is family, and family is food. It’s no wonder so...