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David Bruce: Food Anecdotes

Ice skating coach Frank Carroll (who is now Michelle Kwan’s coach) once explained to a mischievous young skater named Christopher Bowman — at the request of the young boy’s mother, who felt Christopher was growing pudgy — the importance of … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Food Anecdotes

M.F.K. Fisher wrote about food, but she denied that she was a food writer. Of course, she was an authority on food, and that led to a problem. She explains that she received many fan letters, including some from celebrities, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Food Anecdotes

Jackie Gleason (Public Domain, via Wiki Commons) Comedian Jackie Gleason’s hiring procedures were somewhat unorthodox. He once hired a woman named Sydell to be his secretary because he liked her answer to one of his questions during an interview. He … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Food Anecdotes

  https://pixabay.com/en/pizza-dough-kitchen-nutrition-2945263/ When Emma Calvé was studying singing as a young student in Paris, she was very thin — so thin that she shocked the burly butcher whose market was next door. The butcher figured that she needed to eat … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Food Anecdotes

https://pixabay.com/en/waffle-heart-waffles-icing-sugar-2697904/ Diamond Jim Brady loved good food. He once ate a fish sauce in a restaurant in Paris and loved it. Unfortunately, the recipe was the property of only one restaurant in the world, and that restaurant’s chef guarded the … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Food Anecdotes

https://pixabay.com/en/pancakes-maple-syrup-sweet-food-2291908/ Enrico Caruso was capable of great kindness. While staying at the Knickerbocker Hotel, he became friends with the proprietor, James Regan. After noticing a line of shabbily dressed men waiting outside a side door at the hotel, he asked … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Food Anecdotes

https://pixabay.com/en/eat-healthy-banana-fruit-2943187/ Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach once led a tall man with long, stringy white hair, blue eyes, and an offensive odor to a place at a shul (synagogue) dinner, where the man devoured plate after plate of food. The man was … Continue reading

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