Because Hannah Weiss is Austrian, as is her colleague at Los Alamos, Peter Reichl), I put together a menu of Austrian dishes, the kinds of Austrian specialties that might invoke happy memories of the old world and better times.

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Edith Warner lived in a little house beside Otawi Bridge. During the Manhattan Project years, she operated a small tearoom in her home, always frequented by Los Alamos scientists. Oppenheimer recognized that his research and project teams needed to feel appreciated…and well-fed. He arranged for Edith to have access to otherwise-rationed supplies; she was given…

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J. Robert Oppenheimer was said to have existed on “martinis, coffee, and cigarettes” when he was directing the Allies efforts to build the bomb in World War Two. Many crucial formulas were scrawled on cocktail napkins by the leading scientists of the Manhattan Project during Oppie’s nightly martini parties at his house on Bathtub Row.

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