A Culinary Exploration of the Lower East Side

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Mott Street in Chinatown, New York City on Feb. 11, 1977.

Jane Ziegelman, director of the culinary program at NYC's Tenement Museum, and author of  97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement and co-author of  A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression, joins us to talk about the evolution of food on New York’s Lower East Side. Ziegelman explains how the different immigrant groups - Germans, Italians, Eastern European Jews, Greeks, Hungarians, Poles, Romanians, Russians, Slovaks and Ukrainians - among others, have shaped the culture and cuisine of the neighborhood over the years.