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Voices from the Food Revolution: People Who Changed The Way Americans Eat
An oral history project conducted by Judith Weinraub
Made possible with a grant from the Leon Levy Foundation
2009-2011
 MSS.309

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Clark Wolf

Biographical Note

A food and hospitality consultant, Clark Wolf has advised a wide range of clients including restaurants, hotels, casinos, public institutions, and specialty food companies. Wolf was a far-sighted cheese purveyor in San Francisco when James Beard walked into his cheese shop one day. The meeting launched a friendship that lasted from the early 1980s until Beard's death in 1985. Encouraged by Beard to come to New York, Wolf made the move in 1982 when Barbara Kafka invited him to open her specialty shop, Star Spangled Foods. Although he kept a home in Northern California, Wolf has maintained a New York presence ever since. An enthusiastic supporter of and fundraiser for New York University's Food Studies program, Wolf created the popular Critical Topics series on food studies for the Fales Library. He is the author of the 2008 American Cheeses.

These interviews track his early years, his life in San Francisco, his first meeting with James Beard, his arrival in New York, his work as a food and restaurant consultant, and his longtime friendship with Beard.

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People:
Baum, Joseph
Beard, James, 1903-1985
Burros, Marian Fox
Carroll, John
Cofacci, Gino
Cunningham, Marion
Gilder, Emily
Glaser, Milton
Grimes, William
Kafka, Barbara
Kump, Peter
Lewis, Bob
Mariani, John F.
Nestle, Marion
Phelps, Joseph
Reichl, Ruth
Rogers, Judy
Santo, Joseph
Spector, Stephen
Taylor, Marvin J.
Tower Jeremiah
Waters , Alice
Wolf, Clark

Organizations:
American Cheese Society
American Institute of Wine & Food
Arizona 266 (Restaurant)
Bloomingdale's (Firm)
Cook’s Magazine
Loews Hotels
Markham (Restaurant)
New York University
Oakville Grocery
Sign of the Dove (Restaurant)
Yellowfingers (Restaurant)

Subjects:
Cheese
Cooking, American -- California style
Cooking, American -- History -- 20th century
Cooking -- Study and teaching
Food habits
Food industry and trade -- United States
Food service
Gastronomy
Homosexuality
Restaurants -- California -- San Francisco
Restaurant management
Restaurants -- New York (State) -- New York

Subject Names

  • Santo, Joseph
  • Spector, Stephen
  • Taylor, Marvin J.
  • Tower, Jeremiah
  • Nestle, Marion
  • Phelps, Joseph
  • Reichl, Ruth
  • Rogers, Judy
  • Waters, Alice
  • Wolf, Clark
  • Grimes, William
  • Kafka, Barbara
  • Kump, Peter
  • Lewis, Bob
  • Mariani, John F.
  • Baum, Joseph
  • Beard, James, 1903-1985
  • Burros, Marian Fox
  • Carroll, John
  • Cofacci, Gino
  • Cunningham, Marion
  • Gilder, Emily
  • Glaser, Milton

Subject Organizations

  • American Cheese Society
  • American Institute of Wine & Food
  • Arizona 266 (Restaurant)
  • Bloomingdale's (Firm)
  • Cook's Magazine
  • Markham (Restaurant)
  • Leows Hotels
  • Oakville Grocery
  • New York University
  • Yellowfingers (Restaurant)
  • Sign of the Dove (Restaurant)

Subject Topics

  • Restaurants -- California -- San Francisco
  • Restaurant management
  • Restaurants -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Cheese
  • Food habits
  • Cooking -- Study and teaching
  • Cooking, American -- History -y 20th century
  • Cooking, American -- California style
  • Homosexuality
  • Gastronomy.
  • Food service
  • Food industry and trade -- United States.

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