So far, there have been many memorable moments. I'll never forget meeting Ruth Reichl, the unknowing genius and mentor behind any success I might have as a writer. I loved hearing Jonathan Gold try and wheedle his way out of an agist hornet's nest (the room was filled with over 100 60+ year old food/literary philanthropists and enthusiasts) when answering a miserly old man's question: "Why are restaurants so damned loud and the lighting so dim?"
|Molly O'Neill and Ruth Reichl provide excellent counterpoint to Jason Epstein's elitism.|
|"The Good Ol' Boys" Calvin Trillin & Roy Blount, Jr. shooting the shit onstage.|
|Former New York Times food critic Frank Bruni.|