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by Jeff Giberson,Sarah Rolph

ePub A1 Diner: Real Food, Recipes, and Recollections download
Author:
Jeff Giberson,Sarah Rolph
ISBN13:
978-0884482772
ISBN:
0884482774
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Publisher:
Tilbury House Publishers; 1 edition (August 1, 2006)
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Subcategory:
Regional & International
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1513 kb
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1924 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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805

n 1946 Worcester Diner #790 arrived by truck and was installed at 3 Bridge Street in Gardiner, Maine. Under the name of Heald's Diner, it served employees of Gardiner's mills and factories with an emphasis on ample portions served quickly. The diner is still at 3 Bridge Street, still a marvel of efficiency and art moderne design, still a local gathering place, still serving the same warm, flaky biscuits.

But under the ownership of Mike Giberson and Neil Anderson since 1988, the little A1 Diner (as it is now known) draws customers (and restaurant reviews) from far and wide with its wonderfully eclectic menu (you can order Bouillabaisse or meatloaf), its emphasis on fresh, local food, and its upscale deli and specialty food store next door, A1 To Go. This is a small business success story, filled with characters from either side of the counter, packed with recipes and kitchen notes, enjoyable down to the last bite. B&W photographs
  • The title says it all....recollections of real people, real food, and some of the diners' favorite recipes. I enjoy "recollection" cookbooks and A1 Diner presents recollections of its several owners, employees, and customers since its beginning in 1946.

    If you are interested in a diner cookbook chock-full of food recipes, A1 Diner is not for you. However, if you are interested in reading about the history of a diner from its beginning more than 60 years ago through to the present time with some of its most popular recipes included..then you will not be disappointed in A1 Diner. I read the book from cover to cover in one sitting and look forward to trying several of the A1 Diner Recipes (Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce, Mike's Maine Crab Cakes,Lemon Pudding Cake, and Mike's Shrimp Scampi)for starters.

    A1 Diner was packaged well and arrived within two days after I placed the order. I would recommend this book to my friends with the above comments to avoid disappointment.

  • I remember A1 diner from when I was just a child, when there was a jukebox and the best fries and food for everyone. I miss those days, but now I can at least fix those meals!

  • A good Valentine's Day gift; we recently ate there and thought that the place was a real treasure. We'll go back, but the book is nice to have when we're not able to get there.

  • GREAT TO HAVE A BOOK THAT PAYS HOMMAGE TO THE DINER, LOVE THE FACT THAT IT IS STILL HEALTHY AND PROSPERING IN MAINE, THE HISTORY AND LINEAGE OF THIS DINER IS ONE THAT IS VERY COMPELLING AND SHOWS THAT IN THE END PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE AND ,GOOD FOOD IS A UNIVERSAL APPEASER. I HAVE PUT THE A1 ON MY WEEKEND LIST OF THINGS TO DO. MY 8 HOUR DRIVE IM SURE WILL BE WELL WORTH IT, IVE BEEN DREAMING OF BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER. TOO BAD THERE IS NOT MORE RECIPIES,I'LL JUST HAVE TO GO AND ASK.

  • This book has lots of local color as well as great recipies. We have tried many of the Maine favorites and shared with others. Having frequented the diner is the way my interest was peaked. It's a great place for breakfast and lunch in Gardiner, ME.

    pinepoint