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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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Tim Zagat

Biographical Note

Born on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where he and his wife Nina still live, Tim Zagat grew up in a home where food wasn't a particular focus. His mother's only food passion involved freezing foods—both before or after cooking. Her freezing habit was so strong that marked and dated packages retrieved from her freezer much later on could be identified as the 1955 Thanksgiving turkey or the 1957 Easter ham. The food Tim Zagat ate at school wasn't much better. "Chicken a la King was a high point," he recalls. But his father and grandfather, who liked fine dining, set the stage for the future by taking the young man to some of the best restaurants of the 50s.

After a few post-college years when he considered a life of poltics and public service, Tim Zagat went to Yale Law School. There his home-cooked culinary world opened up when he met and married classmate, and good cook, Nina Safronoff.

Access Points

People:
Moyers, Bill D.
Myhrvold, Nathan
Shriver, Sargent, 1915 -
Zagat, Nina
Zagat, Tim

Organizations:
Facebook (Firm)
Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Peace Corps (U.S.)
Twitter (Firm)
United States National Student Association
Zagat Survey (Firm)

Subjects:
Booksellers and bookselling
Cooking, American -- History -- 20th century
Electronic publishing
Food habits
Food industry and trade
Food writing
Gastronomy
Guidebooks
Publishers and publishing
Restaurants
Social media
User- generated content
Wine

Subject Names

  • Moyers, Bill D.
  • Myhrvold, Nathan
  • Zagat, Tim
  • Shriver, Sargent, 1915-
  • Zagat, Nina

Document Type

  • Guidebooks

Subject Organizations

  • Twitter (Firm)
  • United States National Student Association
  • Hughes Hubbard & Reed
  • Peace Corps (U.S.)
  • Zagat Survey (Firm)
  • Facebook (Firm)

Subject Topics

  • Gastronomy.
  • Food writing.
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Electronic publishing
  • Social media
  • Cooking, American -- History -y 20th century
  • Restaurants
  • Food industry and trade
  • Wine.
  • Food habits
  • User-generated content
  • Booksellers and bookselling

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