Moruzzi Talks Classic Dining on Two NPR Radio Shows

I was a guest on two NPR radio shows this week featuring segments recorded at a couple of my favorite classic restaurants.  Both can be downloaded as podcasts.  KPCC radio host John Rabe met me at the Dal Rae where we had fun interacting with restaurant co-owner Lorin Smith as he prepared Steak Diane tableside. Here’s the 6-minute segment (click on the “Listen Now” box on the left):

Then on Wednesday I joined co-host Rico Gagliano of “The Dinner Party” for a one-martini lunch at the historic Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood.  We talked about classic dining, the origin of Caesar Salad, Lobster Thermidor, Café Brûlot and lots more.  This segment, also 6-minutes, is here:

Why not take a listen!


About Peter Moruzzi

Historian Peter Moruzzi is passionate about the middle decades of the 20th century: its nightlife, classic dining, and architecture. Born in Concord, Massachusetts and raised in Hawaii, Moruzzi graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and later attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. In 1999, he founded the Palm Springs Modern Committee (PS ModCom) an architectural preservation group. In 2006, Moruzzi produced "Desert Holiday," a jaunty documentary chronicling the history of the Coachella Valley as seen through vintage postcards. He is also the author of "Havana Before Castro: When Cuba Was a Tropical Playground" and "Palm Springs Holiday: A Vintage Tour From Palm Springs to the Salton Sea." Moruzzi's latest book is titled "Classic Dining: Discovering America's Finest Mid-Century Restaurants" with photography by Sven A. Kirsten. Peter Moruzzi resides with his partner in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles and in Palm Springs.
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