New York City Farmer Feast

Author: Emily Brooks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762789328
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Following in the footsteps of Connecticut Farmer & Feast, this second book in the series is a cordial invitation to meet fifty passionate farmers and producers who generate food from the bustling urban landscapes of New York City. NYC Farmer & Feast is a welcoming expose into the lives of NYC food producers and the delicacies they produce within the hidden enclaves of this extensive metropolis. Sumptuous full-color photos and elegantly written profiles throughout showcase lives rich in both food and history from all 5 New York City boroughs and Orange, Putnam, Westchester, and Putnam Counties directly to the north. This book brings locally produced food directly home to your kitchen with individually created recipes featuring each producer’s specialty food. NYC Farmer & Feast reconnects urban agglomerates, whether they reside within the hallowed network of the NYC mass transit system, to the bounty of locally produced food, and serves as a memento and travel guide of urban agritourism for visitors as well. Above all, it is a guide, a reference, and an edible manifesto for anyone who wants to put a face to their food and partake in the urban farming revolution.

Savoring Gotham

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190263644
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When it comes to food, there has never been another city quite like New York. The Big Apple--a telling nickname--is the city of 50,000 eateries, of fish wriggling in Chinatown baskets, huge pastrami sandwiches on rye, fizzy egg creams, and frosted black and whites. It is home to possibly the densest concentration of ethnic and regional food establishments in the world, from German and Jewish delis to Greek diners, Brazilian steakhouses, Puerto Rican and Dominican bodegas, halal food carts, Irish pubs, Little Italy, and two Koreatowns (Flushing and Manhattan). This is the city where, if you choose to have Thai for dinner, you might also choose exactly which region of Thailand you wish to dine in. Savoring Gotham weaves the full tapestry of the city's rich gastronomy in nearly 570 accessible, informative A-to-Z entries. Written by nearly 180 of the most notable food experts-most of them New Yorkers--Savoring Gotham addresses the food, people, places, and institutions that have made New York cuisine so wildly diverse and immensely appealing. Reach only a little ways back into the city's ever-changing culinary kaleidoscope and discover automats, the precursor to fast food restaurants, where diners in a hurry dropped nickels into slots to unlock their premade meal of choice. Or travel to the nineteenth century, when oysters cost a few cents and were pulled by the bucketful from the Hudson River. Back then the city was one of the major centers of sugar refining, and of brewing, too--48 breweries once existed in Brooklyn alone, accounting for roughly 10% of all the beer brewed in the United States. Travel further back still and learn of 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. Savoring Gotham covers New York's culinary history, but also some of the most recognizable restaurants, eateries, and culinary personalities today. And it delves into more esoteric culinary realities, such as urban farming, beekeeping, the Three Martini Lunch and the Power Lunch, and novels, movies, and paintings that memorably depict Gotham's foodscapes. From hot dog stands to haute cuisine, each borough is represented. A foreword by Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and an extensive bibliography round out this sweeping new collection.

Connecticut Farmer Feast

Author: Emily Brooks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 076276919X
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A beautifully illustrated cookbook with profiles of the people and their produce Meet fifty of the passionate farmers who proudly contribute the locally grown produce, meats, cheeses, and other food items featured in farm stands and top restaurants throughout the Nutmeg State. Connecticut Farmer & Feast is a labor of love—a heartfelt invitation into the lives of Connecticut farmers and the magic they produce from the soil. With sumptuous full-color photos and elegantly written profiles throughout—showcasing lives rich in both food and history—this book carries the added bonus of up to three individually created recipes featuring each producer’s specialty food. Connecticut Farmer & Feast reconnects Nutmeggers, whether they reside within or beyond state lines, to the bounty of Connecticut, and serves as a memento of food experiences for visitors as well. Above all, it is a guide, a reference, and a friendly introduction for anyone who wants to put a face to their food—and understand where their food is from and how it was produced. Emily Brooks is a revolutionary new face of the local food and sustainable agriculture movements. Founder of Edibles Advocate Alliance (ediblesadvocatealliance.org) and the founder and director of Bridges Healthy Cooking School, Chef Emily nurtures social entrepreneurs who support local agriculture, sustainable farming, and sustainable food systems. She is the creator of Buy Local Connecticut and is a regular local food and sustainability expert on National Public Radio (NPR). ALSO AVAILABLE Food Lovers’ Guide to Connecticut, 3rd (3/2010; 978-0-7627-5280-5) Connecticut Icons (11/2006; 978-0-7627-3548-8) Connecticut Curiosities (11/2010; 978-0-7627-5988-0) Connecticut Off the Beaten Path, 8th (5/2009; 978-0-7627-5131-0) Seasons of Connecticut (6/2010; 978-0-7627-5907-1) Hudson River Valley Farms (7/2009; 978-0-7627-4892-1)

The Oxford Encyclopedia Of Food And Drink In America A J

Author: Andrew F. Smith
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ISBN: 9780195175516
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The history of food and drink in America is an exciting tale of unexpected twists and turns filled with with hot-shot inventors, high-flying promoters, and hard-hitting advertisers. From the California coast to Coney Island, this book takes readers on a panoramic journey through American culinary history. 250 halftone illustrations.

Fatal Harvest

Author: Andrew Kimbrell
Publisher: Foundation for Deep Ecology
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Fatal Harvest takes an unprecedented look at our current ecologically destructive agricultural system and offers a compelling vision for an organic and environmentally safer way of producing the food we eat. It includes more than 250 profound and startling photographs and gathers together more than 40 essays by leading ecological thinkers including Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson, David Ehrenfeld, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Vandana Shiva, and Gary Nabhan. Its scope and photo-driven approach provide a unique and invaluable antidote to the efforts by agribusiness to obscure and disconnect us from the truth about industrialized foods. The book's many photographs and essays offer graphic testimony to the tragic consequences of how our food is produced. Readers will come to see that industrial food production is indeed a "fatal harvest" - fatal to consumers, as pesticide residues and new disease vectors such as E. coli and "mad cow disease" find their way into our food supply; fatal to our landscapes, as chemical runoff,from factory farms poison our rivers and groundwater; fatal to genetic diversity, as farmers rely increasingly on high-yield monocultures and genetically engineered crops; and fatal to our farm communities, which are wiped out by huge corporate farms. As it exposes the ecological and social impacts of industrial agriculture's fatal harvest, the book also details a new ecological and humane vision for agriculture. It shows how millions of people are engaged in the new politics of food as they work to develop a better alternative to the current chemically fed and biotechnology-driven system. Designed to aid the movement to reform industrial agriculture, Fatal Harvest will informand influence the activists, farmers, policymakers, and consumers who are seeking a safer and more sustainable food future.

Exploring Nature S Bounty

Author: Lucy D. Rosenfeld
Publisher: Rivergate Books
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A guidebook for finding places that are natural sites and within a two hour drive from New York City.