A lunch-centric blog that's a companion to The New York Public Library's exhibition Lunch Hour NYC, which looks back at more than a century of New York lunches.

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is the Lead Corporate Sponsor of the Lunch Hour NYC exhibition and related programming.

Additional support for this exhibition has been generously provided by the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

Support for The New York Public Library’s Exhibitions Program has been provided by Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos Exhibitions Fund, and Jonathan Altman.


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The American is born “quick,” grows up “quick,” works ”quick,” eats ”quick,” makes up his mind ”quick,” gets rich ”quick,” and dies ”quick.” 

— The Westminster, 1908

And as exhibits come and go, Lunch Hour NYC has gone too “quick.” It’s time to say good-bye to Lunch Hour NYC. Thank you to everyone who stopped by since June to visit. We hope you enjoyed reliving automats and tin lunch boxes, but also came away with learning something new and memorable.

It has been a pleasure maintaining the Tumblr and Twitter feeds and seeing all the deliciously prepared meals posted by many great chefs and foodies alike. Seeing the enthusiasm and love people found for food is fantastic!  

Please continue and explore NYPL and look at the vast resources it can provide. Stay tuned for more great exhibits and if you haven’t already, please “Like” New York Public Library on Facebook

Happy Valentine’s Day from The New York Public Library! Send your loved ones a historic Valentine eCard from the Library’s collections: http://bit.ly/YcXq6R

Too cool to pass up! Take a look at The Library Shop for more great gift items. 

Too cool to pass up! Take a look at The Library Shop for more great gift items. 

Sunday, February 17th is the last day to experience The New York Public Library’s most popular event, Lunch Hour NYC.  Please make sure you take advantage of seeing this free exhibit that explores how lunch has evolved in The Big Apple. 

Saturday, February 16th- Last ASL tour will be given at 11 a.m

For more information CLICK HERE 

I think careful cooking is love, don’t you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who’s close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give.

Julia Child

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of The French Chef premiere episode, which aired for 10 years.  Commemorate the day by reading her novel, My Life in France.  http://ow.ly/hCDGq 

Enjoy your soup not too hot or not too cold? On this cold rainy day cuddle up to a nice bowl of soup. Does your family have an old recipe that you love? Please share and let us know your favorite rainy day meal. 

Original Source

: From The three bears; with drawings by Leslie Brooke.

thebookmouse:

There is only one more week to see the New York Public Library’s Lunch Hour NYC exhibit!

Can’t believe it’s already that time! Thank you for the shout out and we hope you enjoyed the exhibit

Our thoughts exactly.

Share your favorite lunch item with #LunchHourNYC and we will RT. 

(via unitedstatesoftony)

nprfreshair:

Oh! Good morning!
scarletthalloran:

born2live0804:

oh my goodness…too cute



Happy Friday! Now what’s for breakfast?

nprfreshair:

Oh! Good morning!

scarletthalloran:

born2live0804:

oh my goodness…too cute

Happy Friday! Now what’s for breakfast?

I think the basic thing that home cooks can learn how to do is just season properly. … If the home cook realized how little salt they use compared to what’s needed, it would make their food taste better.

David Chang — Momofuku Owner

Save the date: May 22, 2013

Join LIVE from The New York Public Library as we welcome Momofuku chef and owner David Chang and his culinary compatriots for an evening of conversation and surprises inspired by the release of Cook it Raw

Purchase your tickets HERE