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The Thousand Dollar Dinner by Becky Libourel Diamond Now Available; Book Signing on 11/28

The Thousand Dollar Dinner by Becky Libourel DiamondThe second book by Philadelphia area author Becky Libourel Diamond, The Thousand Dollar Dinner: America’s First Great Cookery Challenge, tells the unique story of a 19th century culinary challenge between Philadelphia restaurateur James Parkinson and the Delmonico family of NY. The result was a luxurious 17-course feast that helped launch fine restaurant dining in America as we know it today. Each chapter in the book covers the wide variety of interesting foods and wines that were served.

Learn more about the book and the author on her website:

Becky will be signing copies of the book at Barnes & Noble (1805 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA) between 1-3PM on Saturday, November 28th.

For a full list of all book signings, visit her website:–events.html

We will be receiving a copy of this book and digging in very soon.

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