The Gourmet Recipe For Helping Survivors

As chef-owners of the trendy Manhattan restaurants Beacon and Ouest, Waldy Malouf and Tom Valenti like to keep things simple--and expertly cooked. Following the attack on the World Trade Center, they felt compelled to turn that tried and true approach to a different sort of nourishment. Windows on the World, the renowned restaurant atop the north tower, was gone, and with it a staff of 73, from dishwashers and busboys to managers and accountants. "We knew that a lot of them were at the lower end of the pay scale," says Malouf. "And we knew immediately that there were families and...

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