Dinner & A Book: The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness At The Fair That Changed America
About This Episode
Erik Larson takes readers into a richly complex moment in American history, the time of the best and worst of the Gilded Age, the grandeur and triumph of the human imagination, and the poverty, violence and depravity that surrounded it.
- Original Airdate:
- February 8, 2005
In This Episode
Chicago Brats with all the trimmings
German Potato Salad
Braised Leeks and Artichoke Hearts with Fresh Basil
Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer
These are foods that were introduced and served at the 1893 Columbian World Exposition, or as the fair is called today, The Chicago World’s Fair.
Since the following items were introduced at the Chicago Fair, I would suggest using as a centerpiece a box of Shredded Wheat, a box of Aunt Jemima’s Pancake Mix, a box of oatmeal, a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, a package of Juicy Fruit Gum, a box of Cracker Jacks and a zipper!!! Then play a CD of "Chicago, Chicago, That Toddling Town."
The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness At The Fair That Changed America
By Erik Larson