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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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David Bruce: Food Anecdotes

https://pixabay.com/en/grocery-store-retail-supermarket-2932906/ Competence is extremely important in life. In Sudan, relief worker Julie Mayotte wanted to watch the dropping of 31 tons of food from an aircraft. The food would be dropped in 100-kilo sacks. (One kilo is approximately 2.2 pounds.) … Continue reading

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