Eat The City

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Robin Shulman reporter and author of Eat The City: A Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York, talks about the people of New York City who grow veggies, butcher meat, fish, beekeep, brew beer and make wine in the city.


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Comments [5]


Regarding Brian's comment that there's a perception that only white hipsters in Brooklyn are growing food: I think that's a view held just by white hipsters. If you head out into any of the boroughs and take a look around, you'll see folks of so many different nationalities who have been growing food in their tiny yards, pots, and public spaces (like in the tiny green spaces alongside apartment parking lots!) for generations. In Queens alone, you'll find Asians growing different varieties of melons, squashes, peaches, onions, beans, strawberries, coriander, mint, among other more "exotic" vegetables from their mother country.

Jul. 12 2012 12:05 PM
Robert from NYC

She left out Maraschino Cherry producers in the subtitle of the book!! That was a funny story about the bees--except for the folks who, no doubt, highly overpaid for the honey probably labeled "Organic". Organic my a_s.

Jul. 12 2012 12:00 PM
Penny from Downtown

The Liz Christy Community Garden on Houston from the Bowery to Second Avenue has an orchard at the east end. We put in 21 varieties of dwarf and semi-dwarf trees a few years ago, and they're bearing now. Please come on the weekend and look.

Jul. 12 2012 11:58 AM
John from Staten Island

For a time there were a number of Trunz Meat and Karl Ehmer meat markets where the butchers were very helpful to customers. It appears that the Karl Ehmer stores are still operating on Long Island.

Jul. 12 2012 11:56 AM
Demetri from Manhattan

I have a full garden (kale, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers) and I make sauerkraut regularly

Jul. 12 2012 11:55 AM

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