John Thorne

John Thorne's Simple Cooking newsletter has consisted of essays on food preparation and appreciation blended with snatches of autobiography. It has often included commentary from fictional characters from the fantasy No Name Diner, apparently located in Portland, Maine, and frequent cookbook reviews, and much more rarely, opposing essays by various pseudonymous authors, who are apparently Thorne.

The Reader ran a series of essays by Thorne under the column name Homebody in 1996. Samples:

June 27, 1996, page 44 The Chair

July 10, 1996, page 40 The Fire Escape

July 25, 1996, page 42 The Mouse

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