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Urban Appetites

Food and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York

Urban Appetites( )
Author: Lobel, Cindy R.
ISBN:978-1-306-57755-7
Publication Date:Jan 2014
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $54.00
Book Description:

Glossy magazines write about them, celebrities give their names to them, and you d better believe there s an app (or ten) committed to finding you the right one. They are New York City restaurants and food shops. And their journey to international notoriety is a captivating one. The now-booming food capital was once a small seaport city, home to a mere six municipal food markets that were stocked by farmers, fishermen, and hunters who lived in the area. By 1890, however, the city s...
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Author Biography
Lobel, Cindy R. (Author)
Cindy Renee Lobel was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 1, 1970. She received a bachelor's degree in history from Tufts University in 1992 and a doctoral degree in history from the City University of New York in 2003. She had one-year visiting assistant professor positions at Barnard College and Connecticut College in New London. In 2005, she started teaching history for the City University of New York at its Graduate Center and at its Lehman College campus in the Bronx.

She published her doctoral dissertation, Urban Appetites: Food and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York, in 2014. It received the New York State Historical Association's Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize in 2013 and the New York Academy of History's Herbert H. Lehman Prize for distinguished scholarship in New York history in 2014. She also worked as a guide on food tours and helped create a walking tour on the history of Alexander Hamilton's legacy in New York. She died from breast cancer on October 2, 2018 at the age of 48.

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