Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, April 27, 2011

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by Simón de Swaan

The world’s very first restaurant was probably some pre-historic boîte, settled in an intimate cave, we assume, which featured specialtiés de la maison that no cave lady could master.–Matty Simmons, Vice President Diners’ Club, Inc. The Diners’ Club Cookbook, Great Recipes from Great Restaurants, 1959

Matty Simmons was a newspaper reporter  at The New York World-Telegram and the New York Sun, and then Executive Vice President for Diner’s Club, the first credit card.

Click here to read about his perspective on the early days of credit cards.

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