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East Harlem Tables: Food and Italian Immigrant Cultures

by Fabio Parasecoli When friends visit New York City from out of town, especially from Italy, we often end up taking a stroll through Manhattan’s Little Italy, which looms large in the imagination of many Italians. Although they have seen it in movies and in TV shows, they tend to have a limited sense of […]

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Italian Food in Crisis? Italians, Their Food, and the Foreign Press

Over the past few days, a couple of pieces in the American press — later translated in Italian media — have drawn attention to some of the least glamorous aspects of the culinary trend “Made in Italy.” In The New York Times, a graphic piece by Nicholas Blechman entitled “Extra Virgin Suicide: The Adulteration of […]

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Culinary Luminaries: Edna Lewis

This panel in the Culinary Luminaries series focuses on Edna Lewis (1916-2006), a great chef, teacher, and cookbook writer born in Freetown, Virginia, where she learned to cook. She moved to New York and used her skills in restaurants, most notably Café Nicholson in Manhattan and Gage and Tollner in Brooklyn. Her advocacy of genuine […]

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Blame it on the Onion: Food and Indian Politics

by Fabio Parasecoli I recently spent two weeks in Bangalore, India doing research viagra online 50mg on geographical indications and on the food industry in one of the global IT capitals of the world. More about that in the coming weeks, but when I was there, I could not help but be intrigued by recurring […]

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The Educated Eater: Regional Farming in a Changing Climate

A panel of Greenmarket farmers and climate change experts explore how climate, an unpredictable element, is shaping the food available in the local marketplace, and the ways that regional farmers are learning to adjust their practices to accommodate it. You can’t predict the weather, but the weather predicts how a season’s crop will fare. What […]

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20 Years of Food Network

Enjoy the video of the panel at The New School celebrating 20 years of the Food Network with some of its founders. On September 27, 1993, the Food Network began broadcasting old cookery tapes. It wouldn’t start live broadcasts for another two months, and when it did, there were many viewers. From these modest beginnings, […]

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Is Food Art? A Panel Discussion

Are chefs artists, technicians, or skilled laborers? Can food be a medium for expression, or is it just a meal? Enjoy the video of the panel, organized by the Food Studies Program at The New School for Public Engagement in collaboration with SoFAB Center for Food Law, Policy & Culture and New York University, which […]

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The Liberal Artisan: Food Studies and Higher Education

by Fabio Parasecoli levitra on line pharmacy Whether a college education in the liberal arts is worth effort, time and, above all, financial investment, has become a pressing question with wide social repercussions. The recent comments by President Obama underlined the urgency of the issue. In an economic environment where student debt is on the […]

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Supermarket Superstar: Food Business and Reality TV

by Fabio Parasecoli from Huffington Post “Three home cooks compete to prove that their product has what it takes to become the next supermarket brand.” That’s the concept of the new Lifetime reality show Supermarket Superstar, as explained in the first episode by host Stacy Keibler while images of consumers’ favorites — from Chef Boyardee’s […]

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A Walk in Bangkok’s Food Markets

by Fabio Parasecoli from Huffington Post Considering the Bangkok rainy season, it was a relatively bearable morning. Tee, a chef in training and a friend of Gai, a former student of mine, picked me up at my hotel with his girlfriend Sand. Tucked far away from the tourist attractions, my temporary residence was conveniently located […]

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