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Savoring Gotham traces the rise of New York Citys global culinary stardom in 570 accessible- yet well-researched A-Z entries. From the Native Americans who arrived in the area 5-000 years before New York was New York- and who planted the maize- squash- and beans that European and other settlers to the New World embraced centuries later- to Greek diners in the city that are arguably not diners at all- this is the first A-Z reference work to take a broad and historically-informed approach to NYC food and drink. Here readers will find entries on the foods and drinks and businesses that originated in the city- ethnic culinary influences- the unique character of each borough (and several neighborhoods within the boroughs)- important educational- cultural- and publishing institutions related to food in the city- biographies of key culinary leaders (both living and deceased)- and selections from the citys food manufacturers- food importers- and restaurants. There are also entries on New Yorks more unusual culinary realities- such as urban farming- dumpster diving- and the phenomenon of foraging for food in Central Park.Savoring Gotham is for anyone interested in learning the history of what is perhaps the worlds greatest food mecca; not only the foodie history of upscale restaurants and celebrity chefs- but the bodegas- chop suey joints- automats- and Italian ice vendors that are a part of New Yorks culinary heritage. Around 100 images accompany the entries. All of the entries are signed by the authors. Garrett Oliver- the Brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery and one of New York... Please click here to ask a question
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