Restaurant Essays

These are a variety of essays that I have written over the years on the restaurant business. Some of them are contained in the Ma Belle Trilogy, while others have just been written on a whim. Hopefully you will find some of the ideas illuminating, or at least educational.

Wine for Health

Grappa & The Sacred Nature of Alcohol

The Sacred Nature of Wine

The History of Fine Dining

Greek Epicurianism & Roman Gluttony
The Crusades & the Renaissance: Spices, Sauces & Ritual
The French Revolution & Chef Superstars
Haute Cuisine, Nouvelle, & Fusion

The Impact of Taste on Social Evolution