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Gourmet Food Shops of TodayGourmet Food Shops of Today

A few years ago, I came across a cookbook called “Carry-Out Cuisine: Recipes from America’s Finest Gourmet Food Shops,” first published in 1982. The forward begins, “Followers of what’s new in food fashions are familiar with names like Dean & DeLuca of New York, San Francisco’s Oakville Grocery, Jamail’s in Houston. These gourmet food shops . . . represent an important trend in convenience food preparation.”

A Harvest Moon salad featuring sugar-snap peas, asparagus, watermelon radishes, mint, and buttermilk dressing.

According to the New York Times obituary for Sheila Lukins, a co-founder of the Silver Palate—an archetype of the gourmet

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