Moosewood Restaurant

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Moosewood Restaurant
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Restaurant information
Street address 215 N. Cayuga Street
City Ithaca, New York
State New York
Postal code/ZIP 14850
Website moosewoodrestaurant.com

Moosewood Restaurant is a restaurant that was founded by Therese Tischler, Judy Barringer, Kris Miller, Josh Katzen and others in 1973 in downtown Ithaca, New York. Moosewood is located on the first floor of the Dewitt Mall building, which is a converted high school. When The Seed Company (a bookstore cafe) closed, the owners gave Therese Tischler the money they had left saying, we're giving this ($1200) to you because we know you'll find something good to do with it. Therese had been politically active as a student at Cornell and was very concerned with ecology and the health of people and the planet. The work of Frances Moore Lappe and Adele Davis formed part of her inspiration. She wanted to open a vegetarian restaurant and went to Judy Barringer and Kris Miller with the idea. About a year later Moosewood opened its doors.

Moosewood Restaurant is known for its vegetarian cooking, and was named one of the thirteen most influential restaurants of the 20th century by Bon Appetit magazine.[1] It won a James Beard Foundation "American Classic" Award in 2000. While they are most known for vegetarian cuisine, their menu does feature a daily fish entree.

Frozen Moosewood dinners under the Moosewood name are available in grocery stores. The meals were produced, under license, by Fairfield Farm Kitchens until March 2008, at which point Blue Marble Brands (part of United Natural Foods) purchased the license.

The restaurant is owned by Moosewood, Inc. a collective group of 19 owners which operates the restaurant and writes and publishes cookbooks as The Moosewood Collective. The Collective has produced 13 cookbooks over the years, beginning with New Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant, and its three most recent Moosewood Restaurant Favorites, published in 2013 by St. Martin's Press in celebration of the Moosewood Restaurant's fortieth year of continuous operation, Simple Suppers from Moosewood Restaurant,[2] and Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health, 2009. In 2010, the Moosewood Collective donated its archive of original cookbook manuscripts and memorabilia to Cornell University where they are housed in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections in the Carl A. Kroch Library.[3] [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brand, Madeleine (October 26, 2005). "More Good Eats from the Moosewood Collective". NPR. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ Soule, Jessica (October 20, 2011). "Author, chef to sign, present cookbooks". The Citizen. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ Erika Hooker. "Moosewood Donates Manuscripts to University". The Cornell Daily Sun. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Guide to the Moosewood Collective Records, 1973-2010". Cornell University Library: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 42°26′28.87″N 76°29′55.49″W / 42.4413528°N 76.4987472°W / 42.4413528; -76.4987472