What’s the difference between my café with its sous vide machine and pantry filled with twenty varieties of salt, and another in our town – Grandma’s Café which still features Salisbury steak every Saturday and hosts Bingo Night at the VFW?
Nestled in between the greasy spoon and the bistro, the café holds a special spot in a community’s heart and stomach. Easy on the pocketbook, but with a touch of decadence, cafés allow us to treat ourselves to comfort food that jazzes it up a bit. In The Modern Café, Francisco Migoya captures this unique genre of eatery and challenges us caretakers to take our standard fare and make it truly remarkable.
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