Beard on Books
Wed, July 15, 2015
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
Urban Appetites: Food and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York
New York City has been a culinary capital of the world for so long it might seem like it was built on the backs of restaurateurs and diners. As Cindy Lobel explores in her new book Urban Appetites, however, the Big Apple’s rise to gastronomic prominence began with the humble markets of a small seaport city. From coffee shops to diners to haute cuisine, Lobel traces the arc of New York City’s evolution, revealing how food played a role in the city’s politics, urban planning, public health and more.
Tickets to events held at the James Beard House cover the cost of food and a unique dining experience. Dinners are prepared by culinary masters from all regions of the United States and around the world. All alcoholic beverages are provided on a complimentary basis and are not included in the ticket price.
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.