- Hardcover: 220 pages
- Publisher: Barricade Books (April 17, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1569802955
- ISBN-13: 978-1569802953
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #901,901 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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When Everybody Ate at Schrafft's: Memories, Pictures, and Recipes from a Very Special Restaurant Empire Hardcover – April 17, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
Mom Sylvia LOVED their Shadow layer cake and their WONDERFUL coffee -- We would eat there at least once a week (amazing, since our income level was not even considered middle class, back then) -- Mom would bring us kiddies there -- right after church on Saturday (Our Lady of Mt Carmel) OR right after another one of thse agonizing shopping trips to Alexander's ("Ma!! Hurry Up!! ..... Ma!!!They don't even have a TOY department here!!!!")
Schrafft's was truly a hallowed place. Their food was exceptional. Their ice cream was out of this world. I remember many times going in for Breakfast with Mom Sylvia and Sis, and asking Bill (the handsome guy who worked the counter at Fordham Road) "What's the Cake of the Day?!" And he would smile, call down the dumbwaiter and in seconds, a thoroughly confused bakery attendant ("They want WHAT for breakfast?!") would slide a layer cake into the dumbwaiter's gleaming, waiting tray, and the morning's first layer cake would appear, gliding up from the bakery below - and Ma, Sis and I would have cake for breakfast.
As the book makes quite clear -- Schrafft's cakes were glorious -- nectar and ambrosia -- and the best cake of them all was their Shadow Layer Cake -- oh I WISH you had put that recipe in this book!! -- (Or if it IS there then I haven't found it yet).Read more ›
it was such a part of the life of the times it feels as though I was
a regular customer. Joan Slomanson has so captured the atmosphere of the
period and I can't help but feel nostalgic for such a less
complicated time. I know there are wonderful things today,
though they are buried in a lot of not so wonderful things, alas,
and we can't become what we once were, but how delightful it
was to spend the afternoon in the sincerity, innocence,
dependability, honesty and charm of a little corner of the past -
with some great comfort food recipes to try later! It deserves
to be a great success!
seldom found today. The recipes for the most part don't even seem to match the splendid type of food that we enjoyed there over the years. I purchased two copies, one to give as a gift to a friend who had wonderful memories of Schrafft's in N. Y. and while I shall still give it to her it will now be accompanied by an apology and an explanation that I fell for the hype and did not realize how very poorly written it was nor the thinness of the content.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this for my 93 yr old mother in law who kept talking about how much she lived Shraffts in the old days.... I absolutely loved this book !!! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Nicholas A. Dellisanti
Fun slice of nostalgia, for those of us who remember what it meant to "Go to Schrafft's." It hearkens back to the time before food police, and value over service. Read morePublished 19 months ago by K. Locke
I was very disappointed in this book. There was almost nothing on the Schrafft Family that6 founded the confectionary company in Boston in the late 19th century. Read morePublished 21 months ago by observer
I really enjoyed reading this book. It brought back memories and I wonder why we don't still follow some of the thinking of that time period.Published on April 19, 2014 by Connie Nooney
I was expecting more of a cookbook and this is definitely heavy on the reminiscent side rather than recipes. If you have a strong history with Schrafft's you might enjoy it more.Published on January 13, 2014 by Elizabeth C.