Tomorrow night, Friday, December 5, Astor Center will host an evening of New York City food history, delicious savories, and good wine at a book release party for Gastropolis: Food & New York City. Astor Center writes:
“Gastropolis is a collection of essays about our city’s rich culinary heritage that includes reflections on being a fourth-generation appetizing merchant (from Astor Center friend Mark Russ Federman of Russ & Daughters), a look at how where we eat defines us (from James Beard Foundation VP Mitchell Davis), and a study of the evolution of Chinese food over 300 years (from Harley Spiller, Guinness Book of World Records record holder for the largest collection of menus.)
We’re excited to bring the pages of this book to life through readings, discussion, and a performance on Friday night.”
Gastropolis: Food & New York City | Book release
Astor Center | 399 Lafayette Street, NY NY 10003
Friday, December 5, 2008 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Contributors of the newly published Gastropolis: Food & New York City, a deliciously fun sampling of New York City’s rich food heritage, will read from their varied chapters and some will prepare food inspired by their essays.
Co-editor Annie Hauck-Lawson on “food voice” narrative; Mark Russ Federman, 3rd generation owner of Russ and Daughters, on the soul of a store; Ramona Lee Perez and Babette Audant savor Latino NY; Andrew Smith gives a brief history of food and drink in New York City; Suzanne Wasserman presents a history of pushcart cuisine and markets; Harley Spiller weighs in on Chinese cuisine and prepares Garlic Steamed Shrimp; Performance artist Annie Lanzillotto prepares Rachele’s Pocketbook Frittata.
Register now at the Astor Center website. Use the promotional code CUPBOOK to save 25% on tickets when you order tickets online.