08 July 2012

Robin Shulman traces New York’s 'other food scene' in new book 'Eat the City' - NY Daily News

The title alone of this book is a mouthful (pun intended),"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", by Robin Shulman. 






"New York is not a city for growing and manufacturing food. It’s a money and real estate city, with less naked earth and industry than high-rise glass and concrete.   Yet in this intimate, visceral, and beautifully written book, Robin Shulman introduces the people of New York City  - both past and present - who  do grow vegetables, butcher meat, fish local waters, cut and refine sugar, keep bees for honey, brew beer, and make wine. In the most heavily built urban environment in the country, she shows an organic city full of intrepid and eccentric people who want to make things grow.  What’s more, Shulman artfully places today’s urban food production in the context of hundreds of years of history, and traces how we got to where we are." More at


Robin Shulman traces New York’s 'other food scene' in new book 'Eat the City' - NY Daily News


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
by Robin Shulman
ISBN-13: 9780307719058
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/10/2012
Pages: 352

Available online at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com