More than a necessity, meals are a fundamental part of nourishment in our lives. I am reminded of the scene in the 1962 movie “That Touch of Mink,” in the Automat, Horn & Hardart. Woven into the fabric of popular culture in the early part of the century, the Automat made its way into many movies, songs and print advertising. I found a book  by Lorraine B. Diehl & Marianne Hardart about Horn & Hardart, “The Automat; The History, Recipes, and Allure of Horn & Hardart’s Masterpiece”. Reading through many quotes about visiting Horn & Hardart, there runs a common theme in the comments of comfort and wonder. It is widely considered to be the first fast food restaurant, paving the way we now…