Rita Heikenfeld Article from Community Press – Recipes Included!

This article written by Rita Heikenfeld appeared in the Community Press papers and is now on Cincinnati.com (part of USA Today network): http://www.cincinnati.com/story/life/food/2016/11/27/return-lost-tea-rooms-downtown-cincinnati/94521792/ Return to the lost tea rooms of downtown Cincinnati Reminisce with me for a moment, won’t you, about the lost tea rooms of downtown Cincinnati? “It was a different time. Ladies wore … [Read more…]

Shopping’s changed, merriment not so much

This article written by Polly Campbell appeared in the Enquirer on November 24th and is now on Cincinnati.com (part of USA Today network): http://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/2016/11/25/shoppings-changed-merriment-not-so-much/92775806/ Shopping’s changed, merriment not so much This story is part of our Holidays in Cincinnati: Then and Now special series. (Photo: courtesy the Cincinnati Museum at Union Terminal) Then: In the 1940’s, ’50s and … [Read more…]

Thursday, November 17th, Was a Very Busy Day!

At noon I spoke to a group at a very nice luncheon in the Tea Room at Bonbonerie in O’Bryonville.  The guests heard me talk about the process of writing the book and some of the history of the various featured tearooms while they sipped on delicious teas and ate Pogue’s Mulligatawny Soup, the Woman’s … [Read more…]

7 Hills Bar-B-Q Sandwich

Local author Cheri Brinkman contacted me after she saw a copy of Lost Tea Rooms of Downtown Cincinnati.  She was surprised that I hadn’t included the Seven Hills BBQ recipe from Shillito’s that she had offered. I replied saying that I hadn’t included it because I hadn’t seen either the Seven Hills BBQ or the … [Read more…]

Upcoming Events!

The Bonbonerie Tea Room, 2030 Madison Road (45208), on Thursday, November 17th – starting at 12:00 – they are taking reservations (321-3399). Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion at 2692 Madison Road (45208), on Thursday, November 17th – starting at7:00. The Blue Ash Holiday Craft Show in the Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road (45242) on Saturday, December … [Read more…]

The Saga of McAlpin’s Nutmeg Sauce

In June of 2015 I received an email from a woman named Marilyn who had found out I was gathering recipes from the downtown tea rooms for an upcoming book.  She wrote that she had a Nutmeg Sauce recipe that the McAlpin’s Tea Room had served on their Apple Dumplings. She asked if I already had … [Read more…]