Eat the City

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Eat the City

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Beneath the gritty, urban shell of New York City is an uprising of local farmers and producers, planting sugarcane on their windowsills and catching their dinner in the local waters. While the city has historically been a center of food production, and certainly an arbiter of restaurant culture, the rural, folksy traditions of making beer, planting heirloom vegetable gardens, and cultivating honey are not easily associated with New York's fast-paced lifestyle. But it is happening, in dimly lit kitchens and vacant lots across the boroughs--everything from meat production to winemaking. Here, the good food movement thrives; its legacy is extensive and as varied as the people who champion its growth. In Eat the City, journalist Robin Shulman explores urban food production from both a historical and cultural perspective. Shulman answers fundamental questions about the origins and history of this movement and why it is important environmentally, culturally, and socially.

This hardcover book measures 6 inches in width by 8½ inches in height. Published July 10, 2012.

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