Please join us on December 12th from 1-3pm as we welcome Becky Libourel Diamond, author of "The Thousand Dollar Dinner" to the Newtown Bookshop! She will be here to talk to you about her new book and share some samples of goodies from that same book! What a great gift this book will make! All are welcome to join us!
With a background in journalism and library studies, Becky Libourel Diamond has had a varied career combining writing and research. For the past eight years she has specialized in writing about food and reconstructing historical recipes. Ms. Diamond's second book, The Thousand Dollar Dinner, tells the unique story of a 19th century culinary challenge between Philadelphia restaurateur James Parkinson and the Delmonico family of NY. The result was a luxurious 17-course feast that helped launch fine restaurant dining in America as we know it today. She is also the author of Mrs. Goodfellow: The Story of America's First Cooking School.
A Lavish Seventeen-Course Meal that Launched a New Age of American Dining
In 1851, fifteen wealthy New Yorkers wanted to show a group of Philadelphia friends just how impressive a meal could be and took them to Delmonico’s, New York’s finest restaurant.