Synopses & Reviews
Clevelands West Side Market is a matchless culinary and cultural resource, a nationally significant architectural treasure, and part of the citys distinctive urban landscape. In continuous use since it opened in 1912, the market is among the oldest municipally owned and operated retail food arcades and one of only a handful of such places left in the country. The book chronicles the history of this notable landmark and all it offers consumers and culinary aficionados. Written by two well-known Cleveland food writers, the book takes readers on a nostalgic tour of the market building, outdoor arcades, and into the lives of many vendors and market families who are the true foundation of this historic public space. The volume is rich with many rare, and until now unpublished, vintage and contemporary photographs, and images that provide a delightful armchair tour of this magnificent landmark, which is a must-see destination for food lovers.
About the Author
Laura Taxel is the author of Cleveland Ethnic Eats, now in its eighth edition. Her articles have appeared in local, regional, and national publications and on a variety of websites. She has won numerous journalism awards from The Press Club of Cleveland, the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, Les Dames D'Escoffier's MFK Fisher competition. Her work was selected for Best Food Writing, an annual anthology featuring writers from around the country, in 2004, 2006, and 2008.Marilou Suszko is the author of two cookbooks: Farms and Foods of Ohio: From Garden Gate to Dinner Plate, and The Locavore's Kitchen. As a food writer, her work appears in local, regional and national publications. A culinary instructor and a frequent guest speaker, Marilou's career has revolved around food for more than twenty-five years but her most valuable experience comes from a lifetime of enjoying wonderful food.Chef Michael Symon grew up in a Greek and Sicilian family. The Cleveland native creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his four restaurants in America's heartland: Lola, Lolita, Roast and B Spot. He also shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with viewers as an Iron Chef on the Food Network.
Since being named a Best New Chef by Food and Wine magazine in 1998, Michael and his restaurants have been awarded nuBarney Taxel is a full time commercial and fine art photographer whose documentary and advertising photography appears frequently in magazines and newspapers worldwide. His fine art photography is in the permanent collections of The Cleveland Clinic and the Western Reserve Historical Society. Taxel is member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and teaches color and digital photography at Case Western Reserve University. He is co-photographer of The University of Akron Press' Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, 2000.