A Place at the Table - Chapters 7-8 Summary & Analysis

Susan Rebecca White
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Chapter 7

This chapter begins with the article that Bobby was tasked with reading by Gus. The article states that Café Andres has been open in one form or another since 1946. It’s claim to fame is that nearly every artistic personality from World War II to the start of the McCarthy trials passed through the café’s front door. The reader learns that Gus is 72 years old and bases all of the café recipes on an old cookbook given to him by the former co-owner of the restaurant, Alice Stone.

The interviewer in the article asks about Alice Stone. The cookbook, Homegrown, was also the basis for a PBS show which focused on different regions of the south. Gus and Alice met at a secret Communist Party party. Gus says in the interview that Alice joined the party, as he did, because it...

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