Delmonico steak: a mystery solved
First posted 3 July 2003 at 1840 GMT
Last updated 30 November 2003 at 1724 GMT
MANHATTAN BEACH, California -- This sets forth
a bibliography of authorities about Delmonico's Restaurant, the
Delmonico Potatoes, and related information. The bibliography is
organized into several different area.
short history of Delmonico's by
- New York Food Museum's
short entry about the restaurant
- Ranhofer, Charles. The Epicurean. (New York:
C. Ranhofer). (Editions of 1894, 1900 and 1916.)
- Filippini, Alessandro. The Table (various editions). New
York: C.L. Webster & Co. or Baker & Taylor Co.). (Editions of
1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1895.)
- Next Magazine's
Review of Delmonico's Restaurant
- ABC Business News has a
review of the restaurant with much of its history.
- Food Reference Website for
- Infoplease on
How Some Famous Dishes Got Their Names (such as Beef Stroganoff,
Beef Wellington, and Caesar Salad)
Beef cut identification from the University of Nebraska, which
has very good picture of various steaks.
descriptions of each cut of meat, including diagrams and
detailed muscle descriptions, are available in PDF form from the
cut identification is available from Canadian Beef, which also
has very good pictures of various steaks and roasts.
- Fine Cooking Online has a very good story by Molly Stevens, "Choosing
Tender Steaks for the Grill".
- Robb Walsh wrote a story in the Houston Press entitled "A
Matter of Fat: The U.S. beef industry's lower standards have
led to an increase in chop houses." The story explains the
reason that the quality of beef has declined so much during the last
- The Cook's Thesaurus on steaks includes excellent descriptions
and pictures of all the steaks and roasts from the
loin section and from the
Yellow Sheet also includes pictures and descriptions.
- Steve's Steak
Central includes illustrations showing where the different meat
cuts come from, an explanation of the meaning of
Certified Angus Beef, and the
- The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
Westward Expansion: Broken Bank Notes & Wildcat Issues:
Private Issues (which depicts a copy of the
Delmonico $0.15 note. <www.frbsf.org/currency/expansion/private/s35.html>
October 18, 2000 at 11:40 AM PDT (1834 GMT).
WABC TV report which includes information on the 1999 change of
- ExploreNYC includes the
architectural history of the restaurant.
- Texas Monthly provides a
history of the hamburger
- MCNY includes an
entry about two of the restaurant locations.
- Clemens, Samuel (Mark Twain).
A Tramp Abroad. 1894.
- Mariani, John. "Ready
for Prime Time -- A Good Steak is Hard to Find." Cigar
Aficionado, The Library, Archives. Published Winter 1993.
- Meyer, Craig.
the Meatman FAQ. October 22, 2002.
- ______, Oxford English Dictionary.
Oxford: Clarandon Press. 1933.
- Starr, Kevin. "The
Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood" (in PDF format) includes some
of the history of Delmonico's Restaurant.
- Thomas, Lately. Delmonico's -- A
Century of Splendor. Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston, 1967.
[Authorship attributed erroneously to Robert Steele.]