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Food in America

Food in America

Andrew F. Smith
Santa Barbara, ABC-CLIO
February, 2017

3 volumes:
1) Food and the Environment
2) Food, Health and Nutrition
3) Food and the Economy

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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
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Conferences

The Roger Smith Hotel began hosting conferences on cutting-edge culinary topics in 2010. The chosen focus of the 2014 conference was the wide spectrum of interactions between food and technology, both past and present. Announcements of the program and a call for papers went out in the fall of 2013, with most suggestions for workshops and panels having been received by November.

The final program included 133 presenters from all regions of the United States and seven nations.

Five workshops were held on April 3. They covered topics including the analysis of historic or modern cookbooks for clues to the state of food-related technology, the processing of chocolate from cacao, an olive oil tasting that explored crucial variations in production and handling methods, the use of social media for food writers, and an introduction to crowdfunding for food businesses.

The 31 panels, held on April 4 and 5, focused on a broad range of historic,contemporary, and futuristic subjects. Among the issues discussed were genetically modified foods, biotechnology, 3-D printing, “smart” appliances, food fermentation, the wine/terroir relationship, kitchen design and appliances, radio and television food programs, culinary apps, knife technology and use, industrial-scale farming, urban farming, food transportation, and compliance with religious precepts governing food. The complex, demanding technologies involved in bread-making, olive oil pressing, and cake-making received special attention.

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All panels were audio- or videotaped, and can be accessed at the conference website at no cost.
Explore the conference

The Roger Smith Cookbook Conference, which was held February 7-9, 2013 at the Roger Smith Hotel in New York, was an eclectic gathering of those who publish, write, edit, agent, research, or simply buy and use cookbooks. Our objective was to share as inclusive a range as possible of our very different learning experiences. On each day, concurrent sessions took place on a broad and stimulating range of topics, from manuscript cookery books and class and politics in cookbooks, to cookbooks in the digital age and the culinary app.

Here is a collection of video and audio recordings from the conference. If you would like to be included in promotions for future cookbook and related conferences, Send Email to Andrew F. Smith

Video from the Conference

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