Gastropolis: Food and New York City (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary Hist

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  • Whether you're digging into a slice of cherry cheesecake, burning your tongue on a piece of fiery Jamaican jerk chicken, or slurping the broth from a juicy soup dumpling, eating in New York City is a culinary adventure unlike any other in the world.An irresistible sampling of the city's rich food heritage, Gastropolis explores the personal and historical relationship between New Yorkers and food. Beginning with the origins of cuisine combinations, such as Mt. Olympus bagels and Puerto Rican lasagna, the book describes the nature of food and drink before the arrival of Europeans in 1624 and offers a history of early farming practices. Essays trace the function of place and memory in Asian cuisine, the rise of Jewish food icons, the evolution of food enterprises in Harlem, the relationship between restaurant dining and identity, and the role of peddlers and markets in guiding the ingredients of our meals. They share spice-scented recollections of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, and colorful vignettes of the avant-garde chefs, entrepreneurs, and patrons who continue to influence the way New Yorkers eat.Touching on everything from religion, nutrition, and agriculture to economics, politics, and psychology, Gastropolis tells a story of immigration, amalgamation, and assimilation. This rich interplay between tradition and change, individual and society, and identity and community could happen only in New York.
  • Binding:
    Hardcover
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    394.1209747
    EAN:
    9780231136532
    ISBN:
    0231136536
    Label:
    Columbia University Press
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $29.95
    Manufacturer:
    Columbia University Press
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    368
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2008-11-14
    Publisher:
    Columbia University Press
    Studio:
    Columbia University Press
    Title:
    Gastropolis: Food and New York City (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
    Feature:
    Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.
    Release Date:
    2008-11-28
    Creator:
    Michael Lomonaco

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