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Savoring Gotham

Savoring Gotham
A Food Lover's Companion to
New York City

Andrew F. Smith

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Fast Food

Fast Food
A Global Perspective

Andrew F. Smith

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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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Radio Interviews

Recent Radio Interviews

“KABC BLUE LIFESTYLE MINUTE”,
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

The changing fortune of a single ingredient. I’m Anthony Dias Blue with the Blue Lifestyle Minute sponsored by CUISINART. Referred to as “chicken of the sea,” American tuna has traveled well into the heart of American culture. Chronicling the tale behind the fish, Andrew F. Smith’s book, American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food, talks about its effect on American history. Relating American tuna to U.S. foreign policy, immigration, environmental politics, and dietary trends, Smith narrates the rise and fall of the American tuna industry. Tuna first became a popular low-cost high-protein food. It then skyrocketed sales and employment, fell prey to health concerns, and made a comeback, American Tuna tells a story of the fish we have grown to know and love. American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food by Andrew F. Smith is available in stores and online for $35. I’m Anthony Dias Blue sponsored by CUISINART–fine small appliances and cookware.

Visit CUISINART.COM. This is the Blue Lifestyle Minute on Talk Radio 790 KABC.

“Living on Earth,” hosted by Bobby Bascomb, National Public Radio, November 2007 [topic: heritage turkeys]

“Food Talk,” hosted by Michael Colameco, WOR, December 10, 2007 [topic: Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink]

“Splendid Table,” hosted by Lynne Rossetto Kasper, NPR, May 8, 2008 [topic: Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food]

KCMO, Kansas City, November 20, 2008 [topic: Hamburger: A Global History]

Jefferson Public Radio, Ashland, Oregon, NPR, November 25, 2008 [topic: Turkey: An American Story]

“The Warren Pierce Show,” WJR Radio-ABC Detroit, December 27, 2008 [topic: Hamburger: A Global History]

KCMO, Kansas City, January 10, 2009 [topic: Hamburger: A Global History]

“Up to Date,” KCUR Public Radio, Kansas City, January 13, 2009 [topic: Hamburger: A Global History]

“This Way Up,” Radio New Zealand, April 2009 [topic: Hamburger: A Global History]

“This Way Up,” Radio New Zealand, May 2009 [topic: Peanuts: The Illustrious History of the Goober Pea]

“The New Amsterdam Trail Audio Tour,” New York History, June 2009 [topic: Colonial New York]

“Joey Reynolds Show,” WOR-AM [New York], September 10, 2009 [topic: Eating History]

“Food & Wine Talk.” Simone Zarmati Diament. September 18, 2009 [topic: Eating History]

“The Main Course,” hosted by Patrick Martins and Katy Keiffer, Heritage Radio Network, October 2009 [topic: Eating History]

“Splendid Table,” hosted by Lynne Rossetto Kasper, NPR, November 2009 [topic: Thanksgiving; Eating History]

Martha Stewart Living Radio, November 2009 [topic: Eating History]

“Crop to Cuisine,” hosted by Dov Hirsch, WAMU, an NPR affiliate, Denver [topic: Turkeys]

“Here and Now,” WBUR-FM, an NPR affiliate, Boston, December 2009 [topic: Eating History]

Joey Reynolds Show, WOR-AM [New York], November 20, 2009 [topic: Thanksgiving; Eating History]

“The Main Course,” hosted by Katy Keiffer, Heritage Radio Network, November 22, 2009 [topic: Thanksgiving; Eating History]

“Vermont Edition,” hosted by Steve Zind, Vermont Public Radio, November 25, 2009 [topic: Thanksgiving; The Turkey: An American Story]

“Crop to Cuisine,” hosted by Dov Hirsch, WAMU, an NPR affiliate, Denver, November 16, 2009 [topic: turkeys]

“Crop to Cuisine,” hosted by Dov Hirsch, WAMU, January 4, 2010 [topic: Gourmet]

“A Taste of the Past,” hosted by Linda Pelaccio, Heritage Radio Network, January 7, 2010 [topic: Hamburger: A Global History] Interview archived at: http://www.heritageradionetwork.com/archives?tag=Andrew

“Veronica Rueckert Show,” Wisconsin Public Radio, January 15, 2010 [topic: Eating History]

“Crop to Cuisine,” hosted by Dov Hersh, WAMU, an NPR affiliate, Denver, March 29, 2010 [topic: supermarkets]

“Bax and O’Brien,” WAQY-FM, Hartford, Connecticut, August 17, 2010 [topic: junk food]

“Americana,” with Matt Frie, BBC Radio 4, September 9, 2010 [topic: junk food]

“Leonard Lopate Show,” NPR, September 10, 2010 [topic: cereal]

Food Heritage Radio interview with Amanda Hesser, Katy Leiffer, Patrick Martins, October 31, 2010 [topic: New York Times Cookbook]

“Thanksgiving: The History of the Foods We Eat,” interviewed by Mario Bosquez, Martha Stewart Living Radio, November 3, 2010 [topic: Eating History]

Past Radio Interviews

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1998 [topic: ketchup]

Fresh Air, NPR, August 4, 1999 [topic: Popped Culture: A Social History of Popcorn in America]

New York and Company, August 9, 1999

Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Splendid Table, NPR, August 1999 [topic: Tomato in America]

Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Splendid Table, NPR, December 2000 [topic: Popped Culture]

Good Food, KCRW, [Los Angeles], August 2001.

Weekend Edition, NPR, July 20, 2002; Scott Simon [topic: Rescuing The World: The Life and Times of Leo Cherne]

Pete Braley, WBSM-AM, August 30, 2002 [topic: Rescuing The World: The Life and Times of Leo Cherne]

“The Joey Reynolds Show,” WOR-AM, September 12, 2002 [topic: Rescuing The World: The Life and Times of Leo Cherne]

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2004 [topic: Foodborne Illnesses ]

Good Food, KCRW [Los Angeles], September 2004 [topic: Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America]

Live with Karrie Dozer KTAR-AM [Phoenix, AZ] November 20, 2004 [topic: Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America]

Voice of America, November 25, 2004 [topic: Thanksgiving]

WJR-AM [Detroit] November 25, 2004 [topic: Thanksgiving]

Joey Bishop Show, WOR [New York], November 26, 2004

WBT [Charlotte, North Carolina], November 27, 2004

Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Splendid Table, NPR, December 2004 [topic: Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America]

Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Splendid Table, NPR, May 8, 2006 [topic: Lunch]

Radio Times, WHYY-FM [Philadelphia], June 23, 2006, 11 AM-12 Noon. Talk show hosted by Marty Moss-Coane [topics: Ethnization of fast food; Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America and The Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food]

Anthony Dias Blue, Discovering Real American Food, Lifestyle Minute, September 26, 2006 [topic: Real American Food]

Martha Stewart Living Radio, Sirius, 8-8:15 am, October 31, 2006 [topic: Halloween candy.]

Interview, Donna Seebo from KKNW 1150 AM [Lakewood, Washington] [topic: The Turkey]

Ann Heigh, “On the Menu” 1550 AM[Pittsburgh], November 24, 2006 [topic: The Turkey]

WDWS AM-1400, [Urbana, Illinois] November 17, 2006 [topic: The Turkey]

Kelly Twins Productions, [St. Louis] November 18, 2006 [topic: The Turkey]

Krys Boyd KERA [Dallas] November 20, 2006 [topic: The Turkey]

“Joey Reynolds Show,” WOR-AM [New York], 3-4 am, November 21, 2006 [topic: The Turkey.]

Martha Stewart Living Radio, Sirius, November 21, 2006 [topic: The Turkey]

Elisabeth Grant-Gibson and Pat Grant, The Book Report, Monroe, Louisiana, on KMLB 1440AM, November 23, 2006 [topic: The Turkey]

John Dempsey, KMBZ [Kansas City] November 24, 2006 [topic: The Turkey]

“Good Food,” KCRW [Los Angeles] May 12, 2007 [topic: Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink]

“All Things Considered,” NPR May 26, 2007 [topic: Karen Hess]

Martha Stewart Living Radio, June 15, 2007 [topic: ketchup]

Patricia Greenberg, “The Fitness Gourmet,” KCSN [Los Angeles] June 27, 2007 [topic: Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink]

Simone Zarmati Diament and Carole Kotkin, “Food and Wine Talk,” WDNA 88.9FM [South Florida] [topic: Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink]

Krys Boyd, “Think,” KERA [NPR-affiliate Dallas], July 11, 2007

Tom Douglas, “Seattle Kitchen,” KIRO [Seattle], July 20 2007 [topic: hamburgers]

Margaret Gallagher, “Flavour of the Week,” CBC Radio One, Vancouver, Canada, August 8, 2007 [topics: tomatoes and Ketch

FEATURED ARTICLES
NYT
Best Eating in
New York?
A Food Historian Has Some Advice
Andrew F. Smith offers advice
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New York Times article

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McDonalds
McDonaldization and the Future of Fast Food
by Andrew F. Smith Read the article

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Thanksgiving Parade
N.Y.’s place in Thanksgiving lore:
How Gotham is as central to our modern conception of the holiday as New England
by Andrew F. Smith Read the Daily News article

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Shake Shack
Shake Shack’s Rise and Fast Food’s Fall
by Andrew F. Smith Read the Daily News article

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Peanut Butter:
The Vegetarian Conspiracy

by Andrew F. Smith Peanut Butter:
The Vegetarian Conspiracy

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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