With places like Smoky Davis, Pamela's Bakery, Zeppole, the Chocolat Bar, Porterhouse Market and others making things the way grandma used to--from scratch--there's no longer any need to be nostalgic about the good old days. At least when it comes to food. Just tuck in to a hand-trimmed steak accompanied by a big loaf of handmade bread still warm from the oven before finishing your meal with a decedent cake (without a trace of lard-based frosting in sight) or maybe a hand-dipped truffle. You'll never miss the processing and shelf-stabilizing preservatives, plus you'll discover what things should taste like.
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