the Gatsby

Ann Burlingham ann at BURLINGHAMBOOKS.COM
Tue May 11 18:42:57 UTC 2010

On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 1:20 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
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> At 12:48 AM -0400 3/20/10, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>>Sauveur magazine has an article this month (April, 2010, p. 18) on the
>>origin of the Gatsby sandwich in Cape Town. It sounds a lot like classic
>>urban legends associated with many inventions, such as hamburger,
>>buffalo wings, etc. Actually, it /exactly/ like the buffalo wing legend.
> What *is* the buffalo wing legend (presumably something to do with
> New York's second city and not with the belief that there are flying
> buffaloes that are fond of celery and blue cheese and have unusually
> spicy wings), and what is the actual truth of the matter?  Inquiring
> minds (and diners) want to know!

I'm not sure what's mean by the "legend", although Calvin Trillin and
others have written up the disputed origins (Anchor bar? or other?) of
the dish.

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