Columbia's culinary history is chock-full of restaurants that not only satisfied appetites but also provided gathering places to build community. Gentry's Tavern served wild game along the Boonslick Trail. Hungry and broke students could grab a meal on credit from Ralph Morris at the Ever Eat Café during the Depression. During and after World War II, Ambrose's Café required students to give up their seats to men in uniform. Segregation didn't stop Annie Fisher from making her fortune serving her famous beaten biscuits. These stories and more are as rich as the cinnamon rolls served at Breisch's. Join Columbia native Kerri Linder as she shares the stories and memories wrapped around the food of Columbia's iconic restaurants.
About the Author
Kerri Linder is a born and raised third-generation Columbian. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri, with a very non-food or history-related degree: accounting. After working in corporate accounting and spending time raising her children, she combined her passion for food, local history and meeting new people and started Columbia Culinary Tours LLC. She enjoys sharing the history and stories of the town she grew up in--and where she and her husband have raised their four children.
Published by History Press, 2018. Paperback, 128 pages.