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ALISON PEARLMAN

Press

Interviews/Quoted in:

Haeming, Anne. Feature interview about May We Suggest: Restaurant Menus and the Art of Persuasion. In the Sunday edition of Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonnstagszeitung, August 18, 2019, number 33, p. 4.

Mancall-Bitel, Nicholas. “The Californication of America’s Restaurants.” Eater.com, August 15, 2019,  https://www.eater.com/2019/8/15/20791929/restaurant-design-california-inspired-dining-rooms-los-angeles-aesthetic

Ta, Amy (author) with Nick Liao (producer). "Restaurant Menus Influence What We Eat and How We Eat It." KCRW.com, May 31, 2019,  https://www.kcrw.com/culture/shows/good-food/menu-mind-tricks-the-black-sea-and-alta-adams/restaurant-menu-designs-influence-what-we-eat-and-how-we-eat-it

Huynh, Dai. "Restaurant Noise. What? I Can't Hear You." The Buzz Magazines, April 30, 2019, https://thebuzzmagazines.com/articles/2019/04/restaurant-noise

Sherman, Amy. "10 Menu Takeaways from May We Suggest by Alison Pearlman." Openforbusiness.opentable.com, March 12, 2019,  https://openforbusiness.opentable.com/uncategorized/10-menu-takeaways-from-alison-pearlmans-may-we-suggest/

Ong, Giannina. "Mind Over Menu." The Key Reporter, March 11, 2019, http://www.keyreporter.org/PbkNews/PbkNews/Details/2675.html

Pierce, Emmet. "8 Ways Restaurant Menus Trick You into Spending More." MoneyTalksNews.com, January 6, 2019,  https://www.moneytalksnews.com/ways-restaurant-menus-trick-you-into-spending-more/

Wagner, Kate. "How Restaurants Got So Loud." TheAtlantic.com, November 27, 2018,  https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/11/how-restaurants-got-so-loud/576715/
   
Stuart, Gwynedd. "A Local Professor Ate at 60 L.A. Restaurants to Write the Book on Menus." LAMAG.com, October 17, 2018, https://www.lamag.com/digestblog/may-we-suggest-menus/

Pearlman, Alison. "Can I Get a McGangbang? The Weird World of Secret Menus." Book excerpt from May We Suggest: Restaurant Menus and the Art of Persuasion, published on LitHub.com, October 11, 2018,  https://lithub.com/can-i-get-a-mcgangbang-on-the-weird-world-of-secret-menus/
   
Mintz, Corey. "The Secret Life of Menus: How Restaurants Try to Influence What You Order." The Food Chain[Ontario], September 12, 2018,  https://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/the-secret-life-of-menus-how-restaurants-try-to-influence-what-you-order

Price, Todd A. “The Most Expensive Restaurants in New Orleans, and Why You Pay So Much.” NOLA.com, February 20, 2017; updated February 23, 2017, http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/2017/02/most_expensive_restaurants_new.html

Lee, Paula Young. “The Kimchi Revolution: How Korean-American Chefs Are Changing Food Culture.” Salon.com, April 7, 2014, http://www.salon.com/2014/04/07/the_kimchi_revolution_how_korean_american_chefs_are_changing_food_culture/ 

Braun, Adee. “Alone Together: The Return of Communal Restaurant Tables.” The Atlantic (March 31, 2014), http://m.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/03/alone-together-the-return-of-communal-restaurant-tables/284481/  

Sax, David. “How Did This End Up on Every Menu in the City?” The Grid [Toronto], May 28, 2013. 

Moser, Whet. “Good Food Doesn’t Have to Be Class Warfare.” Chicago Magazine, May 7, 2013, http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/The-312/May-2013/On-Foodies-Class-and-Communion/ 

Zeringue, Marshal, The Page 99 Test, April 8, 2013, https://page99test.blogspot.com/2013/04/alison-pearlmans-smart-casual.html  

Price, Todd A. “No Maitre D’? Here Are 5 Ways to Still Get That VIP Treatment at New Orleans Restaurants.” The Times-Picayune [New Orleans], November 18, 2011. 
   
Reviews:

Mandelkern, India. "Menu Matters: On Alison Pearlman's 'May We Suggest.'" LosAngelesReviewofBooks.org, February 17, 2019,  https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/menu-matters-on-alison-pearlmans-may-we-suggest/#!

Ammeson, Jane. "BOOK REVIEW: Menus as literature, restaurants as theater, in 'May We Suggest'." NWITimes.com, February 3, 2019, https://www.nwitimes.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/book-review-menus-as-literaturerestaurants-
as-theater-in-may/article_0e1a8a62-e565-50d8-8c1c-8cfe7409b0d1.html


Ram, Chandra. "These Are This Year's Best Books on Food and Restaurants of 2018," December 11, 2018,   http://plateonline.com/food/book-reviews/these-are-years-best-books-about-food-and-restaurants

Perry, Charles. "What's In a Menu?" Culinary Historians of Southern California website, CHSOCAL.org, October 28, 2018, https://www.chsocal.org/whats-in-a-menu-by-charles-perry/

Fine, Gary Alan. “Kitchen Confidences,” Gastronomica 14, no. 2 (Summer 2014): 92-94. 

Wearster, Natalie (Associate Content Editor). Recommended in “What Books We’re Reading Now,” Forbes.com, May 15, 2013, https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestravelguide/2013/05/15/what-books-were-reading-now/2/#36fe72516262  

Anderson, L.V. “You Are What You Buy,” Slate.com, May 3, 2013, http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2013/05/against_foodies_alison_pearlman_s_smart_casual_reviewed.html

O’Brien, Molly. “‘Smart Casual’ Tells You What Happened to Your Maitre D’,” PopMatters.com, April 16, 2013, http://www.popmatters.com/review/170173-smart-casual/

Stimson, Blake. Review. “Unpackaging Art of the 1980s.” In Modernism/Modernity 12, no. 4 (November 2005):