But first, we must confess a desire to keep you all in New York City as our prisoners for at least a month. There are just too many places we haven’t mentioned—and that should be mentioned—places to eat at, cuisines to try, regions to explore. The melting pot of New York is no mere cliché. From Le Cirque to the street-cart falafel; from homey comforts like macaroni and cheese to exotic, sometimes bizarre, dishes such as fugu and marigolds on a bed of lightly dressed rye grass. O.K., we made that last one up, but you get the drift. Unfortunately, the annual meeting allows only a limited amount of time for experiencing the tastes of New York, and we hope we have given you at least a hint of what is here.