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Beard on Books

Wed, October 08, 2014

12:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
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Michael Lesy

Repast: Dining Out at the Dawn of the New American Century, 1900–1910

Before celebrity chefs and the Food Network, before even Julia Child picked up an apron, America was dining out and nurturing its own national cuisine. In Repast: Dining Out at the Dawn of the New American Century, 1900-1910, Michael Lesy and Lisa Stoffer take you on a tour of American dining’s earliest days, from the slaughterhouse to the Waldorf-Astoria. Featuring fascinating menu reproductions from this era, this book explores the unexpected connections between the food culture of the early twentieth century and the present.

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BEARD ON BOOKS is an ongoing monthly literary series featuring readings and discussions with some of the food world’s most celebrated authors. Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino waters, Lavazza Coffee, tea from Tea Forté, and Valrhona Chocolate will be served. Refreshments will be provided by Sarabeth's. Guests are also welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. Suggested donation $20. Free admission for students.