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Madeline Scherb
Attended New York University
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The Hungry Pilgrim
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  • Author of monastery recipe cookbook and specialty travel guidebook, A Taste of Heaven., 2006 - present
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Madison, WI - New York
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Introduction, I’m Madeline Scherb and I write The Hungry Pilgrim blog. The Hungry Pilgrim is about a small town girl turned big city girl turned food pilgrim and author.

I became a food pilgrim by accident. I was living in New York City when I felt a calling to explore the spiritual side of life. I decided to embark on a journey that would combine my love of food with my spiritual curiosity.

Along the way I discovered that some of the most remote monasteries on earth make some of the most delicious foods including chocolate, cheese and beer!

My journey became a book, A Taste of Heaven: A Guide to Food and Drink Made by Monks and Nuns. I continue to explore food and spirituality and post recipes on my blog at

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Author of monastery recipe cookbook and budget travel guide, A Taste of Heaven.
  • New York University
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I've been going to Tedino's for years with my retired parents who live nearby. The food is very average diner food--pizza, burgers, spaghetti. On a good day I'd give them two or three stars for convenience. But they earned one star today thanks to the mean spirited waitress. Courtney (I asked her name) went out of her way to ignore us for 15+ minutes. At one point I said to my Dad she was "studiously ignoring us." No hello. No water. No menus. No eye contact (so we couldn't flag her down). No "I'll be with you in a minute." Worse, she served a table that came in after us. And there were only two other tables. That's right, she couldn't handle a third table. When I got up to leave out of disgust she magically appeared and asked "Do you want a menu?" Instead I asked to speak to a manager. The young woman at the front said the manager was on vacation and "we only have one waitress." Yeah, and she only has two customers! If she can't handle that, fire her. I've been a waitress. There is no excuse for this behavior. My parents are in their 80s. Never. Eating. Here. Again.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
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