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the dynamic gastropolis: food and New York City

Posted: January 22 2010

This Sunday, January 24th
Brooklyn Public Library Grand Army Plaza, Dweck Center
1:30 p.m. Free admission

photo from Brooklyn Grange Farm .com


Annie Hauck-Lawson leads a reading and discussion on the history and culture of food in New York City based on the book that she co-edited with Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D., Gastropolis: Food and New York City.
Panelists are Andrew F. Smith who teaches culinary history and professional food writing at the New School. He has published fifteen books on culinary topics, including The Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food and The Turkey: An American Story. Cara De Silva, an award-winning journalist who writes about a broad range of subjects, especially New York City and its food. Janet Poppendieck, a professor of sociology at Hunter College, City University of New York. Her primary concerns as both a scholar and an activist are poverty, hunger and food assistance in the United States. She is the author of the newly-released Free for All: Fixing School Food in America.

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