Someone gave me a copy of John Oldani’s Sweetness Preserved: The Story of the Crown Candy Kitchen (St. Louis: Virginia Publishing Co., 2005).
I liked the book. I’ve been going to Crown Candy for years.
Here’s a selection that caught my eye:
. . . the tradition of Crown Candy Kitchen is deeper and more significant than the candy and ice cream they make and sell. People, no matter what their race or orientation, can make a difference if they are treated with respect, managed honestly and encouraged to learn by mistakes.
And, here’s another:
Put 12 pieces of bacon on white, wheat, or rye toast; slather it with mayonnaise; add lettuce and tomatoes . . .
Move over, Oprah.