DATE AND TIME
Jun 20, 2022 | 1:30 pm -
Jun 20, 2022 |
What is American cuisine? What national menu do we share? What dishes have we chosen, how did they become “American”, and how are they likely to evolve from here? Author David Page brings us Food Americana: The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories Behind America’s Favorite Dishes, a fascinating exploration of how America created a national cuisine from the foods of many other countries. Page is a two-time Emmy winner that changed the world of food television by creating Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Before that, as a network news producer, he traveled America and the world covering the biggest stories‚ and indulging his love for terrific food. He’s passionate, engaging, humorous, and he has fascinating stories to tell.
Food Americana is the inside story shows how generations of Americans have formed a national cuisine with tastes from all over the world in an engaging and entertaining combination of food culture and pop culture. Also included is Jewish-specific content such as the fascinating story of bagels and lox‚ from behind the counter at Russ & Daughters appetizing store on the lower east side, to Marvin Lender describing the history of Lender’s Bagels, to Mel Brooks reminiscing about lox as a once-a-week treat as a child. And there’s also the real backstory of Jewish love for Chinese food!
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