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Publisher — Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Date Published — March 10, 2020
ISBN — 9780805242195

The Dairy Restaurant

Ben Katchor

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Publisher — Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Date Published — March 10, 2020
ISBN — 9780805242195
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