Cathy Kaufman

Cathy Kaufman, aka, dictator-for-life, was CHNY Chair from 2003-2023.  She was Associate Editor of Savoring Gotham (OUP 2015) and a Senior Editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (OUP 2004), and writes for many publications. She is an adjunct professor of Food Studies at The New School and New York University and is the author of Cooking in Ancient Civilizations; she loves foie gras, but to atone for her gluttony, can be found in Chinatown twice a week, practicing tai chi.