Living: Memoirs of a Happy Man

The New York Times's food columnist confesses and celebrates

Never mind the notes, print the napkin, a visiting reporter thinks contentedly, as lunch at Craig Claiborne's eases toward coffee. Claiborne is a cherisher of food, a distinguished feeder who is himself a renowned cook, and since 1957 he has conferred distinction on the New York Times as its food editor. It has been said that this private house of his here in East Hampton, near the eastern tip of Long Island, is one of the best restaurants in the U.S. Claiborne repeats this bouquet...

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