By Meredith Arthur and Eric Slatkin
Rebecca Federman—librarian, blogger, and menu aficionado—takes CHOW into the bowels of the New York Public Library, sharing stories about the library’s menu collection and its founder, Miss Frank E. Buttolph. (All menus courtesy of the Rare Book Division of the New York Public Library.)
This is a regular series called Obsessives, in which CHOW explores the worlds of singularly focused food-industry figures. These are the people with the dirty hands, answering detailed questions about the work they do.