Family Food Traditions : Jack Malloy

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November 3, 2015 ---- We are sitting down to dinner with Jack Malloy to discuss important family food traditions. Jack is 59 years of age and has been a widower for just shy of 20 years. Jack is the catering director at a local Yacht and Country Club. His daughter, Marie Malloy, a 32 year old, unmarried Fortune 50 business professional, joins us. Jack appears happy and talkative as he makes conversation with us and Marie behaves in a similar fashion, but seems slightly more tense than one would expect based on her relaxed conversational tone. Jack expressed before her arrival that Marie’s professional life, while rewarding, tends to be extraordinarily stressful this time of year. Jack and Marie have both consented to allowing us to observe and participate in their meal time activities today.
As an appetizer, Marie lays out baked stuffed clams with twists of lemon garnishing the plate and Jack brings out a crisp chardonnay. This is a popular regional dish in Coastal Virginia, but neither participant is native to the area. Jack and Marie animatedly discuss current events and the upcoming holidays. For dinner, Jack serves a roasted pork loin with a spiced mango chutney glaze, roasted red potatoes, sauerkraut, and apple sauce. When asked about heritage, Jack comments that he is Irish with a touch of Scot and his daughter Marie, obviously carries the same features, as well as German and Jewish roots from her mother’s side of the family. Both native to Queens,…

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