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- 97 ORCHARD In “97 Orchard,” Jane Ziegelman explores the culinary life of New York’s Lower East Side around the turn of the twentieth century—where Germans, Irish, Italians, and Eastern European Jews attempted to forge a new life.
- THE MEDIEVAL KITCHEN – RECIPES FROM FRANCE AND ITALY “The Medieval Kitchen” is a delightful work in which historians Odile Redon, Françoise Sabban, and Silvano Serventi rescue from dark obscurity the glorious cuisine of the Middle Ages.
- THE OXFORD COMPANION TO AMERICAN FOOD AND DRINK Offering a panoramic view of the history and culture of food and drink in America, “The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink” provides a concise, authoritative, and exuberant look at this modern American obsession.
A brief history of the vegetarian diet and its evolution, from Pythagorus to modern day vegetarian subcategories – vegan, pescatarian and more. Read More
Meatless Mondays have a history stretching back to World War I, when it was Tuesdays, not Mondays, that Americans were asked to limit meat. Read More
Learn how finger foods became a part of American food culture, with a history dating back to 18th century France. Canapés, cocktail appetizers. Read More