NY Times: Urban Appetites: Food and Culture in 19th Century New York

June 2, 2014 4:33 pm In the News

If you are what you eat, then “Urban Appetite: Food and Culture in 19th Century New York” (University of Chicago Press) goes a long way toward explaining who we are on the basis of our passions as consumers. Cindy Lobel, who teaches history at Lehman College of the City University of New York, traces the evolution of the public markets that served a seaport city in 1800 into a radically different system of demand and supply.

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