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There are a staggering number of books on the market about food production these days, and I've read quite a few of them lately, but Eat the City is the first one that actually left me thinking, "This should be a movie!" Each chapter tells the story of a different kind of food production in New York City--meat, vegetables, honey, beer, wine, fish and sugar--and explores both its history in New York and examples of contemporary production. As passionate and informative as a Ken Burns documentary, as colourful and detailed as a Martin Scorcese film, Eat the City is filled with the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of 400 years of New York food history.
Robin Shulman's journalistic essay style presents characters so three dimensional that
--were I lucky enough to live near NYC--I would be tempted to not only seek out the purveyors of local food whom she describes, but to greet them by name as old friends. Eat the City is a fantastic read for anyone and a MUST read for New Yorkers!
Disclaimer: I received a digital galley of this book free from the publisher from NetGalley.com. I was not obliged to write a favourable review, or even any review at all. The opinions expressed are strictly my own.