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Why You Should Eat Alone – A Table for One

Scared to eat alone? Wondering what others will think of it? In the 1984 film, “The Lonely Guy”, Steve Martin enters a bustling restaurant and asks for a table. “For how many?” asks the captain, “I’m alone,” he replies, “Alone?” — and suddenly the entire restaurant pauses and looks at him. After a prolonged silence […]

Dining Out – History – P2

In the History of dining out, we saw why ‘restaurant’ in the modern sense is a French concept, now adapted globally. In this part, we see how geopolitical forces resulted in food culture and dining, getting Americanized. As always, things start far aback. Three centuries back. 18th Century Industrial Revolution (1760’s to the 1840’s) Transformed production and […]

Dining Out – History – P1

This post is an attempt to create a timeline of dining. This will be split into two parts – this, right here, and this. 6th century B.C Record of a public dining place in Ancient Egypt which shows a limited menu — only one dish was served, consisting of cereal, wildfowl, and onion. 8th to […]

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