Cleveland Food Memories
A Nostalgic Look Back at the Food We Loved, the Places We Bought It, and the People Who Made It Special
- Softcover, 112 pages, 8.5 x 10.5 inches
- ISBN: 978-1-886228-79-5
Be prepared to be hungry, not only for your favorite foods, but for the special times from your childhood. Currents
Remember when food was local? Cleveland companies made it, and local people sold it and ran the restaurants where we ate it. Now, take a delicious trip into the past.
Food makes powerful memories. Mention Hough Bakery and see how quickly we Clevelanders start to drool over just the thought of those long-lost white cakes. This book collects the fondest memories of Clevelanders who still ache for treats from the past. There were Frostees in the Higbee's basement. Popcorn balls at Euclid Beach. Burgers at Manner's or Mawby's. Entertainment-filled nights at Alpine Village. Mustard at old Municipal Stadium . . . and so much more.
Illustrations: 209 black-and-white photographs
As comforting as a large piece of white-on-white cake topped with iced flowers from Hough Bakeries. Be prepared to be hungry, not only for your favorite foods, but for the special times from your childhood. Currents
If a picture is worth a thousand words, Bellamy's book brims with tens of thousands of memories . . . an absolute smorgasbord of “remember when” images. . . Endless images from older Clevelanders' youths populate most of the space in Bellamy's 112-page love song to things gustatory, Northeast Ohio style.
The Plain Dealer
You'll eat up the chapters . . . Bellamy probes the food memories of all sorts of folks throughout the book . . . Richly illustrated with photos. News Herald
Takes readers on a nostalgic trip down the memory lane of Cleveland food . . . What emerges is a picture of food's centrality to family, experience, andnot least of allidentity . . . While wistful nostalgia is the main ingredient in Bellamy's book, it benefits from a liberal seasoning of interesting facts. Extensive sidebars and even more extensive photos from the past enhance the book . . . One of the tastier morsels to savor is the diverse food heritage Cleveland brings to the table. Sun Newspapers
Full of memorable photos and interesting facts about restaurants and food products and producers from the '30s to the '60s. Nostalgia is rampant in this well-written volume, bringing back some of those “almost lost” memories . . . This delightful book takes you back to those good old days. Aurora Advocate
If you long for the days before the ubiquitous chain restaurants staked out every corner, then this book is for you . . . anyone who appreciates good food will enjoy this nostalgic look at the great food that made Cleveland famous. But fair warning, this book will make you hungry. Focus on Boomers and Beyon
About Gail Ghetia Bellamy
Gail Ghetia Bellamy is a Certified Culinary Professional with a Ph.D. in creative writing. She is the executive food editor of Restaurant Hospitality magazine, has written about food and drink for numerous publications around the country, and has contributed to more than a half-dozen books about food, dining, and the arts. She is also an accomplished poet whose work has appeared in more than 80 publications and has been published in two books and featured in several anthologies. She is the recipient of a Creative Workforce Fellowship in Literature grant from the Community Partnership for Arts & Culture, funded by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Gail is a native Clevelander. More About Gail Ghetia Bellamy
Contains References to:
Ball Park Mustard, Brown Derby, Chef Boyardee, Cleveland Food, Cleveland Nostalgia, Euclid Beach Park, Franklin Ice Cream, Ghoulardi, Higbees, Hofbrau House, Hough Bakery, Kenny King's Diner, Kiefer's Tavern, Kon Tiki, Manner's Big Boy, New York Spaghetti House, Stouffer's