Thursday, September 13, 2012
Jane Nickerson & Steak Diane
I came across this neat blog: The Lost Foods of New York City . In one post, the blogger wrote about the dish, Steak Diane.
What the writer does not include is the reference to New York Times food editor Jane Nickerson being one of the first journalists to write about the dish. That fact is noted on this food history blog.
Nickerson's work is often overshadowed by Craig Claiborne at the NYT. He is given credit for including news in the food section in 1957 but Jane had been doing that since World War II. I will be presenting a paper about Nickerson's career at the National Communication Association convention this fall.