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CURRENT PROGRAMS 2013-14:
 
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CULINARY HISTORIANS OF NEW YORK PRESENT
 
"The Slurpy, Messy History of Ramen" with George Solt

Monday, May 19, 2014

It seems a new ramen shop—or slurp shop—opens in every borough every month. Ramen has become the new popular fast food with a cult-like following. These rich, salty, steaming bowls of noodle soup have become an international symbol of the cultural prowess of Japanese cuisine.

Ramen’s popularity can be attributed to political and economic change on a global scale. Using declassified U.S. government documents and an array of Japanese sources, George Solt reveals ramen’s complex history and traces its meteoric rise from humble fuel for the working poor to international icon of Japanese culture.

Slurping samples will be served at the reception.

George Solt is the author of The Untold History of Ramen: How Political Crisis in Japan Spawned a Global Food Craze (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014). He holds a PhD in history from University of California, San Diego, and is Assistant Professor of History at NYU.  Solt’s work considers the connections between the political economic transformation and social reorganization of Japan in the modern era.

Location:
Park Avenue United Methodist Church
106 East 86th St. (between Park and Lexington), 3rd floor (use door on right side of main entrance)
New York, New York 10028

Time:
6:30 pm Check-in and reception | 7:00 pm Lecture

Fee:
$25 CHNY Members | $22 CHNY Senior Members | $10 Students* | $40 Non-Members and Guests
*Please note new student rate for full-time students with ID

Ticket price includes reception with beverage and tasting.

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SAVE THE DATE(S):
 
June, 2014 TBD
 
 
PAST EVENTS:
 
2013-14 Season
 
Monday, March 10, 2014
Nick Malgieri, “Sicily and Its Sweets”
Location: Institute of Culinary Education
 
Monday, February 3, 2014
"Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure" with Samira Kawash
Location: NYU Food Studies
 
Monday, January 13, 2014
“The Making of Modern American Vegetarianism” with Adam Shprintzen
Location: NYU Food Studies
 
Monday, December 2, 2013
“Vodka Goes Global” with Patricia Herlihy
Location: Astor Center
 
Thursday, November 21, 2013
"Cooking and Modern Art" with Mary Ann Caws
Location: National Arts Club
 
Thursday, October 10, 2013
"Southern Italy and Genoa in the Early History of Pasta: Debunking the Myth of Arab Influence"
Speaker: Dr. Anthony Buccini
Location: Park Avenue United Methodist Church
 
Thursday, September 19, 2013
 "A Celebration of Our Members Season Opener plus Annual Business Meeting"
Continuing tradition, we launched our season of culinary history programs with an evening of short presentations on recent work by CHNY members: Jacqueline Newman, recipient of the 2009 Amelia Award, on “Chinese Immigrants and  Cookbooks,” Ewa Ojarovska on “Dining with the Washingtons,” and Peter Rose on “Cooking Historical Recipes with Children.” This year’s featured speaker was India Mandelkern, recipient of the 2012 Scholar’s Grant, speaking on “Dining and Taste-making in 18th-century London.
 
2012-13 Season
 
Thursday, May 30, 2013
"Man Bites Dog: What Hot Dogs Tell Us About America"
Speakers: Bruce Kraig and Patty Carroll
Location: Roger Smith Hotel
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
"From Borscht to Bliny"
Speaker: Darra Goldstein
Location: Park Avenue United Methodist Church
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
"Good to Think and Good to Eat: Symbolic Cannibalism and Edible Springtime Rites"
Speaker: Gary Allen
Location: NYU Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
"From Soup to Dessert: The History and Culture of Turkish Yogurt"
Speaker: Aylin Öney Tan
Location: Turkish Cultural Center
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
"Beer Before 1820: The Flavorful Cornucopia of Early American Brews"
Speakers: Joe & Dennis Fisher
Program included presentation of the 2012 Amelia Award to Andrew F. Smith
 
Monday, December 3, 2012
"Armagnac: From Ancient Egypt to Gascony"
Speaker: David Lincoln Ross
Location:  Astor Center
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
"Ancestral Pots and Cucharamamas: A Personal Journey Through Latin American Cooking"
Speaker: Maricel Presilla
Location: Park Avenue United Methodist Church
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Culinary Historians of New York in partnership with Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden presents
"Apples Far and Near: From Prehistory to Modern Genome Projects"
Speakers: Elizabeth Ryan, Anne Mendelson, and Erik Baard
Location: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A Celebration of Our Members: 2012-13 Season Opener and Annual Members Meeting
This year’s featured speaker is Arno Schmidt, former executive chef of the Waldorf-Astoria, on “Dining in New York.” Other speakers will include Sunny Allaire-Graham on “Networks of Recipe Sharing in Early Modern England,” Elizabeth Field on “Marmalade,” and Kara Newman on her forthcoming book, The Secret Financial Life of Food.
Location: Greenwich House Music School
 
2011-12 Season
 
Thursday, May 31, 2012
"9000 Years of Cheese: Fermenting Religion, Climate Change, and the Environment"
Speaker: Paul Kindstedt
Location: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
"Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms"
Speaker: Eugenia Bone
Location: Jimmy's No. 43
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
"Beating the Nazis with Truffles and Tripe: The Early Years of Gourmet: The Magazine of Good Living"
Speaker: David Strauss
Location: National Arts Club
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
"The Cookbook Family Tree"
Speaker: Anne Willan
Location: Astor Center
 
Monday, March 19, 2012
"Bread: A Global History"
Speaker: William Rubel
Location: Roger Smith Hotel
 
Monday, February 13, 2012
"The Baking Powder Revolution: Creating an Edible American Identity"
Speaker: Linda Civitello
Location: Roger Smith Hotel
 
Thursday, January 26, 2012
"Feeding Gotham: New York City Markets, 1790–1860"
Speaker: Gergely Baics
Location: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
"'For the Accommodation of the Ladies': Gender & Public Dining in 19th C. New York"
Speaker: Cindy R. Lobel
Location: Park Avenue United Methodist Church
 
Thursday, November 10, 2011
"The Old Girl Network: Charity Cookbooks and the Empowerment of Women"
Speaker: Janice Bluestein Longone
and Presentation of 2011 Amelia Award to Janice Bluestein Longone
Location: New York Public Library
 
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Speaker: "Paula Wolfert: The Food of Morocco"
Location: International Culinary Center
 
Thursday, September 22, 2011
"A Celebration of Our Members and Annual Business Meeting"
Judith Weinraub on her oral history project for the Fales Library Food Studies Collection, “Voices from the Food Revolution: Conversations with people who’ve changed the way we think about food.”
Nathalie Herling, on cooking in clay cookware, focusing on her work with women in Colombia and their clay cookware tradition that dates back to Pre-Colombian times.
Kim Sorensen, 2010 CHNY Scholar’s Grant recipient, talking about her research on the carved mahogany cake boards used to raise designs on New Year’s Cakes in early nineteenth century New York.
Location: Park Avenue United Methodist Church
 
2010-11 Season
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
"The Food of Spain: A Most Intricate Gastronomic Tapestry"
Speaker: Claudia Roden
Location: Queen Sofia Spanish Institute 
 
Thursday, June 16, 2011
 "Reconstructing Historic Royal Kitchens"
Speaker: Marc Meltonville, Food Historian, Historic Royal Palaces, England
Location: Mt. Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
"Starving the South - New York in the Civil War" with Farm City Chautauqua at 61 Local
Speaker: Andrew F. Smith
Location: 61 Local
 
Monday, March 14, 2011
"In Search of the Bloody Mary"
Speaker: Jeffrey Pogash
Location: Astor Center
 
Thursday, February 17, 2011
"Cantonese Cooking Schools: Transmitting Knowledge and Transforming Cuisine"
Speaker: Willa Zhen
Location: Park Avenue United Methodist Church
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
"The Edible History of an Immigrant Ghetto"
Speaker: Jane Ziegelman
Location: French Culinary Institute

Monday, December 13, 2010
"The Spirited Whey: Monastic Traditions in Liqueurs and Cheeses"
A lecture and tasting with CHNY members Kara Newman & Diana Pittet
Location: National Arts Club
 
Thursday, November 11, 2010
"Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: In Search of the Food of the Jews of France"
Speaker: Joan Nathan
Location: Congregation Rodeph Sholom
 
Tuesday, October 19, 2010         
A Special CHNY Evening
"Heirloom Seeds and Heritage Breeds: How Our Agricultural Past Informs the Way We Eat Today"
-and-
A Tribute to Betty Fussell: Indefatigable Cook, Writer, Researcher, and Culinary Trailblazer
 
Betty Fussell, iconic American food historian and author of numerous books, received the 2010 Amelia Award for Lifetime Achievement in Culinary History.  A member of CHNY for over two decades, Betty has been at the forefront of culinary issues, receiving the first IACP Jane Grigson Award in 1993 for "The Story of Corn" and the James Beard Foundation Award for Journalism for "American Prime" (2008), and she was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America in 2009.  In honor of Betty's many contributions to food and gastronomy, CHNY is presenting a lively panel discussion on a subject she has championed throughout her career.
 
Culinary history is being re-lived today as the seeds and breeds of yesteryear are appearing in farmers' markets and gardens around the country.  How is our agricultural past shaping the way we are eating today?  What is the future of heirloom seeds and heritage breeds in the modern agricultural landscape?  What lessons have been learned from large-scale commercial agriculture?  Join the discussion about foods that are once again sprouting up around the country.
 
Panelists:  Patrick Martins, Founder of Slow Food USA and co-founder of Heritage Foods; Diane Ott Whealy, Co-founder and Vice President of Education of the Seed Savers Exchange; and Judith LaBelle, President, Glynwood.
Moderator: Karin Endy, Chair of The Culinary Trust and owner of Edible Resources, a consulting company assisting non-profits and food companies with education and sustainability matters. 
 
Location: Astor Center
 
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
"Season Opener: A Celebration of Our Members IV and Annual Business Meeting"
Ellen Schnepel, CHNY Scholar’s Grant recipient, on her research on “The Cooking of History: Early Travelogues as Gastronomic Adventure," focusing on chocolate
Joelle Mahony, on sugar confectionary techniques used during the reigns of Louis XIV, XV and XVI
Laura Weiss, on her new book “Ice Cream: A Global History”
Renée Marton, on “Rice in Colonial America: The Birth of an Industry”
Rynn Berry, on his new book “Becoming Raw: An Essential Guide to Vegan Raw Food Diets”
Susan Yager, on her recent book “The Hundred Year Diet: America's Voracious Appetite for Losing Weight”
Location: Park Avenue United Methodist Church

2009-10 Season
 
Thursday, June 10, 2010
"Harlem’s Skill: Senses and Sensibility in Uptown Manhattan"
Speaker: Damian Mosley
Location: NYU Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Culinary Historians of New York in partnership with Mount Vernon Hotel Museum
"'I scream, you scream…': The History of Ice Cream Making"
Speaker: Jeri Quinzio
Location: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010
A Joint Presentation of the Culinary Historians of New York and the National Arts Club
"Gastronomy in the Still-life Paintings of Luis Meléndez"
Speaker: Gillian Riley
Location: National Arts Club
 
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Special Joint Presentation: CULINARY HISTORIANS OF NEW YORK and MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA
"Chinese Food in America: Perspectives on the Changing Foodways in America's Chinatowns and Her Heartlands"
A panel discussion moderated by Andy Coe, author of the James Beard-nominated Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in America and featuring Jessica Chien, born and raised in Taiwan and now a pastry chef and food blogger (writing in Chinese for Chinese visitors to the New York area at blog.nyanything.com); Kian Lam Kho, a cooking teacher and blogger (writing in English for an American audience at redcook.net), born and raised in Singapore; Jeffrey Chuang, born in Oxford, Mississippi and raised eating Chinese food in Ohio without access to a regular supply of soy sauce; and Stephanie Wang-Breal, an American-born documentary film maker whose award-winning Wo Ai Ni Mommy explores cultural issues between China and America. Listen to the podcast here (note: audio file is large and may load slowly)
-and-
A Tribute to Jacqueline Newman, Chinese-American Culinary Ambassador Extraordinaire, recipient of the 2009 Amelia Award for lifetime achievement in culinary history
Location: Museum of the Chinese in the Americas (MoCA)
 
Monday, February 8, 2010
"Wine's Best Kept Secret: Authentic Sherry"
Speaker: Linda Lawry, DWS
Location: International Wine Center
 
Thursday, January 21, 2010
"How Fat Became a Four-Letter Word"
Speaker: Jennifer McLagan
Location: Jimmy's No. 43
 
Thursday, December 3, 2009
“Joyful Traditions: How the Dutch St. Nicholas Celebration Brought Us Santa, Presents, and Holiday Treats”
Speaker: Peter G. Rose
Location: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
“Is There a Midwestern Cuisine? Culinary Identities of the American Heartland:
Fish Boils, Fish Fries, the Cudighi and Runza, Ohio Mango, the Coney and Big Baby”
Speaker: Bruce Kraig
Location: Park Avenue United Methodist Church
 
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
"A Celebration of Our Members III and Annual Business Meeting"
Speakers: CHNY Members
-- Megan Elias, 2007 CHNY Scholar’s Grant recipient, on her research on “Cooking the Books: Nationalism, Regionalism, and American Cookbooks, 1865–1917.”
-- Francine Segan, editor of the encyclopedia Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl (Greenwood, 2008), will introduce Entertaining and the CHNY members who contributed: Diana Pittet on the history of the cheese course; Ammini Ramachandran on Indian foods; and Ellen Schnepel on chocolate.
Location: Park Avenue United Methodist Church
 
 
2008-09 Season
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
"Ethnicity and American Restaurants"
Speaker: Krishnendu Ray
Location: NYU Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
"TV Dinners: A History of Television Cooking Shows"
Speaker: Kathleen Collins
Location: Astor Center
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
"When Aging Is Good: The History and Art of Great Beef"
Speaker: Betty Fussell
Location: DeBragga and Spitler
 
Thursday, March 12, 2009
"The Taste of Sweet"
Speaker: Joanne Chen
Location: Park Avenue United Methodist Church
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
"Pork Bellies: The Secret Financial Life of Your Food"
Speaker: Kara Newman
Location: Jimmy's No. 43
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
"America's Kitchens"
Speaker: Nancy Carlisle
Location: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum
 
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
"The Raw Milk Wars"
Speaker: Anne Mendelson
Location: National Arts Club
 
Monday, November 17, 2008
"The Tomato Queen of San Joaquin"
Speaker: Ken Albala
Location: Horticultural Society of New York
 
Monday, October 20, 2008
CHNY in conjunction with Astor Center present:
"Swindled: The Dark History of Food Fraud from Poisoned Candy to Counterfeit Coffee"
Speaker: Bee Wilson
Location: Astor Center
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
"A Celebration of Our Members II" and Annual Meeting
The members giving presentations included:
Jesse Browner, "The Uncertain Hour" (his novel about ancient Rome; Bloomsbury, 2007);
Marion Nestle, "Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine" (University of California Press, September 2008);
Jacqueline Newman, "Cooking from China's Fujian Province" (Hippocrene Books, August 2008);
Lara Rabinovich, "Pastrami and the City: Romanian Jewish Immigrants in Early 20th Century New York";
Francine Segan, "Opera Lover's Cookbook" (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2006); and
Pat Willard, "America Eats: On the Road with the WPA" (Bloomsbury, July 2008).
Location: Park Avenue United Methodist Church
 
 
2007-08 Season
 
Thursday, June 5, 2008
"George Washington Carver:  Botanist, Teacher, Inventor, and—Cookbook Writer?"
Speaker: Elizabeth M. Simms, Winner of the 2006 CHNY Scholar's Grant
Location: International Wine Center
 
Monday, May 5, 2008
"Dates in Medieval Baghdad: Sweet Eats to Heady Drinks"
(presented in association with the National Arts Club’s Culinary Arts Committee)
Speaker: Nawal Nasrallah
Location: National Arts Club
 
Thursday, April 17, 2008
"Lisbon and Spices: Transforming the World's Culinary Horizons"
Speaker: Michael Krondl
Location: Astor Center
 
Thursday, March 13, 2008
"The History of Chop Suey in America"
Speaker: Andrew Coe
Location: Grand Harmony Restaurant
 
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
"The Olympia Oyster"
Speaker: Jon Rowley
Location: Moore Brothers Wines
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
"Refined Cuisine or Just Plain Cooking? Moralists in the Kitchen"
Speaker: Rachel Laudan
Location: Astor Center
 
Monday, December 17, 2007
"The Spectacular Failure of Prohibition in New York City"
Speaker: Michael Lerner
Location: International Wine Center
 
Monday, November 26, 2007 
"Molecular Gastronomy and the Role of Science in the Kitchen: The Past, Present, and Future of 'Scientific Cooking"
A conversation with Hervé This and Mitchell Davis
Location: Astor Center
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2007
"Bones of Retention: Exploring the Prehistory of the Human Diet"
Speaker: Andrew Sillen
Location: Greenwich House Music School
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 
"A Celebration of Our Members"
The members giving presentations included:
Rynn Berry, “The History of Vegetarian Restaurants”;
Carolina Capehart, "Fireside Feasts: Early 1800s Culinary Adventures”;
Bunny Crumpacker, The Sex Life of Food (St. Martin’s Press, 2006);
Zilkia Janer, Latino American Food Culture (Greenwood Press, forthcoming);
Cathy Kaufman, Cooking in Ancient Civilizations (Greenwood Press, 2006);
Elizabeth Knight, Tea in the City: New York (Benjamin Press, 2006);
Alexandra Leaf; Ammini Ramachandran, Grains, Greens, and Grated Coconut (iUniverse, 2007); and
Francine Segan, The Opera Lover’s Cookbook (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2006).
Location: Park Avenue United Methodist Church
 
 
2006-07 Season
 
Monday, June 4, 2007
"Appalachian Food"
Speaker: Mark F. Sohn, Ph.D.
Location: Moore Brothers Wines
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
"A Cultural History of Artisan Cheesemaking in America"
Speaker: Paul S. Kindstedt, Ph.D., Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese, University of Vermont
Location: Artisanal Premium Cheese Center
 
Saturday, April 21, 2007
"America Eats" Symposium
Culinary Historians of New York is thrilled to present an all-day symposium investigating American foodways during the Depression and World War II, inspired by the Works Project Administration’s unfinished “America Eats” project.  The mission of the project—abandoned at the outset of World War II—was to document local and regional foodways through extensive field research and interviews of participants at food events from church suppers and clambakes to barbecues and holiday meals.  The luscious diversity of community meals, especially in rural enclaves, is served up in these typewritten documents that were relegated to scattered and forgotten archives when the project was abandoned that are only now being plumbed by scholars to help understand American food of the 1930s and ‘40s.  Many of the documents have yet to be located, and the final session of the symposium will attempt to create an action plan for ferreting out still-hidden remnants of the America Eats project to preserve primary source materials for current and future food scholars.
 
NOTE: To get in touch with CHNY about "America Eats" ongoing research or resources, please contact us.
 
"America Eats" Symposium Schedule of Events and Speakers:
9:30-10:15  Registration and coffee
10:15-10:30  Opening remarks
10:30-12:30  Panel discussion and Q & A by Elizabeth Alsop, Pat Willard, Charles Camp, and Anne Mendelson, all food scholars who have worked extensively with primary source "America Eats" documents
12:30-1:30  Buffet lunch of foods featured in the "America Eats" archives
1:30-1:45  Presentation of CHNY Amelia Award to internationally-recognized food scholar Barbara Ketcham Wheaton
1:45-3:30  Panel discussion and Q&A by Amy Bentley, Annie Hauck-Lawson, Joanne Lamb Hayes, all scholars on American food of the Depression and WWII, moderated by Cara De Silva
3:30-4:00  Group discussion for finding and preserving hidden "America Eats" materials
Location: Institute of Culinary Education
 
March 5, 2007
"In Pursuit of Tea"
Speaker: Sebastian Beckwith, Owner (Visit the In Pursuit of Tea website)
Location: National Arts Club
 
February 7, 2007
"Chocolate Past and Present: A Cultural History"
Speaker: Alexandra Leaf
Location: Institute of Culinary Education
 
January 9, 2007
"Absinthe, A Dark Tale"
Speaker: Dr. David Weir
Location: International Wine Center
 
December 12, 2006
"Gingerbread Houses - Crumbs of History: A Little Trivia and a Little Technique"
Speaker: Joanne Lamb Hayes
Location: Chelsea Market, Main Floor Exhibition Room
 
November 16, 2006
Thanksgiving Program - "A Tale of Two Books: Giving Thanks for Colonial Food History"
Speaker: Sandra Oliver, Editor of Food History News
Location: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum
 
October 26, 2006
"Guilty Pleasures: The History of Fast Food"
Speaker: Andrew F. Smith
Location: NYU Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health
 
September 27, 2006
"A Brief History of Apicius in Italy"
Speakers: Sally Grainger, Christopher Grocock, Ken Albala
Location: French Culinary Institute, Culinary Amphitheater
 
September 19, 2006 
Fall Cocktail Reception and Annual Meeting
Special Presentation: "The History of the Cocktail" by Allen Katz
Location: Fashion Institute of Technology, Faculty Dining Hall
 
 
2005-06 Season
 
June 7, 2006
"Dining with Don Quixote"
Speaker: Janet Mendel
Location: Instituto Cervantes of New York
 
May 10, 2006
"History of the American Whiskey Rebellion"
Speaker: William Hogeland (click here for more information on the book)
Location: Greenwich House Music School
 
April 26, 2006
SPECIAL BOOK EVENT - "Washoku: Recipes from a Japanese Kitchen"
Speaker: Elizabeth Andoh
Location: Institute of Culinary Education
 
April 3, 2006
"Spices and the Medieval Culinary Aesthetic"
Speaker: Paul Freedman, medieval social historian and Chairman of the History Department at Yale University
Location: National Arts Club
 
March 13, 2006
"Fish on Friday: How Fish Eating Changed History"
Speaker: Brian Fagan
Location: South Street Seaport Museum, Melville Gallery
 
February 23, 2006
"The Dark Side of Rum"
Speakers: Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller
Location: New York University, Steinhardt School of Education
 
January 31, 2006
"Gastronomy and Gluttony in Early Modern China"
Speaker: Joanna Waley-Cohen
Location: Park Avenue United Methodist Church
 
December 5, 2005
"Dining With The Gods: A Lecture, Viewing and Tasting of the Culinary Culture of Ancient Greece"
Speaker: Andrew Dalby
Location: Sotheby's Institute of Art
 
November 17, 2005
Panel Discussion - "The History and Impact of Restaurant Reviews on the New York Dining Scene"
Moderator:
Mitchell Davis, James Beard Foundation
Panelists:
Michael Batterberry, editor-in-chief/publisher Food Arts
Bob Lape, restaurant reviewer
William Grimes, former New York Times restaurant reviewer
Gael Greene, food writer-at-large, New York magazine
Location: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum
 
October 27, 2005
"Some Like it Hot: A History of the World's Hottest Cuisines"
Speaker: Clifford Wright
Location: Park Avenue United Methodist Church
 
September 13, 2005
"A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America"
Speaker: James E. McWilliams
Location: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum
 
 
2004-05 Season
 
June 9, 2005
"The History and Pre-History of Pigs"
Speaker: Peter Kaminsky, author of Pig Perfect: Encounters with Remarkable Swine (click here for more information on the book)
Location: French Culinary Institute, Culinary Amphitheater
 
April 21, 2005
"Fresh from the Past: Recipes and Revelations from Moll Flanders' Kitchen: Writing Culinary History with 18th Century Cookbooks"
Speaker: Sandra Sherman
Location: Park Avenue United Methodist Church
 
April 5, 2005
"Candy Bars and the Birth of the American Spirit"
Speaker: Steve Almond, Author of CandyFreak (click here for more information on the book)
Location: Dylan's Candy Bar
 
March 9, 2005
"Foods of New York"
Speaker: Arthur Schwartz
Location: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum
 
March 31, 2005
"Apicius: New 21st Century Translation"
Speakers: Sally Grainger & Dr. Chris Grocock
Location: New York Academy of Medicine
 
February 17, 2005
"The Good Soup Comes from the Good Earth... West African Food Culture"
Speaker: Fran Osseo-Asare
Location: Park Avenue United Methodist Church
 
January 18, 2005
"The Wine & Food of 17th Century Jewish Mystics: How to Feast like an Ancient Kabbalist"
Speaker: Alan Brill
Location: Jewish Community Center in Manhattan
 
December 14, 2004
HOLIDAY PARTY - "Punch: A Brief History of the Monarch of Mixed Drinks"
Speaker: Mixology Historian Dave Wondrich
Location: National Arts Club
 
November 9, 2004
"A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told Through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances"
Speaker: Author Laura Schenone (click here for more information on the book)
Location: Park Avenue United Methodist Church
 
October 19, 2004
PUBLICATION CELEBRATION for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food & Drink in America
  (click here for more information on the book)
2:45 pm - 6:00 pm Symposium
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Reception
Location: Institute of Culinary Education
 
October 13, 2004
"Something from the Oven"
Speaker: Author Laura Shapiro on how the food industry of the 1940's and 50's tried to revolutionize the kitchen and how women fought back, based on her book, Something From The Oven
Location: Goldman Associates Luxury Showroom
 
Monday, September 20, 2004
"New Hampshire: A Study in Agricultural and Culinary Innovation"
Speaker: Helen Brody
Location: The Culinary Loft
 
 
2003-04 Season
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2004
"Cooking for Kings: A Restauration Comedy"
Starring: Ian Kelly, actor and author of Cooking for Kings: The Life of Antonin Carême, the First Celebrity Chef
Location: Vintage Wine Cellar
 
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
"New York City's Greenmarkets: A History and Inside View"
Moderator:
Richard Ruben, cooking instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education and author of The Farmer’s Market Cookbook.
Panelists:
Barry Benepe, founder of Greenmarket in New York City
Amy Nicholson, third generation family farmer, Red Jacket Orchards in Geneva, NY
Dan Barber, chef/owner of Blue Hill Restaurant, NYC
Location: Earth Pledge Foundation, The Carriage House
 
Monday, April 26, 2004
"Ekiben: A Culinary Train Tour of Japan"
Speaker: Elizabeth Andoh
Location: Horticultural Society of New York
 
 
 
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