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New York City A Food Biography

New York City
A Food Biography

Andrew F. Smith
Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2013

New York City
A Food Biography
is featured in
The New York Post

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Food and Drink in America

Food and Drink in American History:
A "Full Course" Encyclopedia

Andrew F. Smith
Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO

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Latest Release

Food and Drink in America

The Oxford Encyclopedia of
Food and Drink in America

New Honors!
The Oxford Encyclopedia on Food and Drink in America won the Gourmand Award for the Best Food Book of the Year, 2014.
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The International Association of Culinary Professionals named The Oxford Encyclopedia on Food and Drink in America the winner of the Beverage/Reference/Technical category on March 15, 2014 in Chicago.
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Booklist Best Reference” list for 2013

Esquire magazine
Esquire Magazine recommends
Food and Drink in America

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Drinking History

Drinking History:
Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages
(Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)

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Sugar: A Global History

Andrew F. Smith

Sugar:

Scheduled for publication March 15, 2015

It’s no surprise that sugar has been on our minds for several millenia. First cultivated in New Guinea around 8,000 B.C.E., this addictive sweetener has since come to dominate our appetites-whether in candy, desserts, soft drinks, or even pasta sauces-for better and for worse. In this book, Andrew F. Smith offers a fascinating history of this simultaneously beloved and reviled ingredient, holding its incredible value as a global commodity up against its darker legacies of slavery and widespread obesity.

As Smith demonstrates, sugar’s past is chockfull of determined adventurers: relentless sugar barons and plantation owners who worked alongside plant breeders, food processors, distributors, and politicians to build a business based on our cravings. Exploring both the sugarcane and sugar beet industries, he tells story after story of those who have made fortunes and those who have met demise all because of sugar’s simple but profound hold on our palettes. Delightful and surprisingly action-packed, this book offers a layered and definitive tale of sugar and the many people who have been caught in its spell-from barons to slaves, from chefs to the countless among us born with that insatiable devil, the sweet tooth.

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Upcoming Appearances

February 9, 2015

Food in the Civil War

The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York
7:00pm

April 10-11, 2015

Gotham on a Plate
New York City’s Culinary Life, Past and Present

The New School
More information available soon!

April 14, 2015

Sugar: A Global History

Mid-Manhattan Library
455 5th Avenue
New York
6:30pm

April 29, 2015

FreshRx Conference
Fresh Food: The Prescription for a Healthier America

Philadelphia
More information available soon!

May 9, 2015

The Sweet (and Not So Sweet) Story of Sugar

Mark Taper Auditorium
Central Library
30 W 5th St (at S. Flower St)
Los Angeles
10:30am

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Winter/Spring Classes at the New School

Contemporary Food Controversies

15 weeks, beginning January 28, 2015
Wednesdays, 6-7:50 p.m.
Course description

   

Food and NYC—Feeding the City: From Street Carts to Whole Foods

6 weeks, beginning January 27, 2015
Tuesdays, 6-7:50 pm
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Culinary Luminaries

10 week Online Course, beginning March 2, 2015
Course description

Latest Media
A Taste of Peanut Butter History with Andrew Smith

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Peanut Butter:
The Vegetarian Conspiracy

by Andrew F. Smith
Peanut Butter:
The Vegetarian Conspiracy

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Andrew F. Smith talks Turkey

Andrew F. Smith talks turkey

Listen to his Heritage Radio interview:
Turkey, An American Story
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Andrew F. Smith talks Tuna
Read A Fish Tale in
LMU Magazine
Andrew F. Smith talks tuna
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Andrew Smith talks about American Tuna:
Its Rise and Fall
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Andrew F. Smith
The Founding of the Food Network:
A 20 Year Retrospective
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Andrew F. Smith talks about
Eating History: Thirty Turning Points in the Making of American Cuisine
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Culinary Luminaries:
Edna Lewis

Moderated by Andrew F. Smith
FEATURED ARTICLES
Kitchens through the Ages
Hellmann’s Mayonnaise: A History
by Andrew F. Smith Hellmann’s Mayonnaise: A History PDF

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Kitchens through the Ages
Kitchens through the Ages
by Andrew F. Smith Read it on Gourmet Live

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Birdseye:
The Adventures of a Curious Man

by Andrew F. Smith

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The Noble Experiment in
New York

by Andrew F. Smith

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The Pecan: A Culinary History
by Andrew F. Smith

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Did Hunger Defeat the Confederacy?
by Andrew F. Smith

Did Hunger Defeat the Confederacy PDF

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Chipping Away at British and American English
by Andrew F. Smith

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Historical Virtues of the Walnut
by Andrew F. Smith

Virtues of the Walnut PDF