Foraging for books with Robin Shulman

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Guest Author: Robin Shulman Her book: Eat the City published by Crown Books. BIO Robin Shulman grew up in a farming town in the heart of tobacco country in Ontario, Canada, and several moves later, arrived in New York City at age 16. So she has a bit of farm and a lot of city […]

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Foraging for books with Robin Shulman

Guest Author: Robin Shulman


Her book:

Eat the City published by Crown Books.

BIO

Robin Shulman grew up in a farming town in the heart of tobacco country in Ontario, Canada, and several moves later, arrived in New York City at age 16. So she has a bit of farm and a lot of city in her.

Her book, “Eat the City,” places today’s urban food production in New York City in the context of hundreds of years of history.  She introduces the people of New York City who have in the past and in the present grown vegetables, butchered meat, fished local waters, cut and refined sugar, kept bees for honey, brewed beer, and made wine.

As a journalist, Robin has reported for news outlets including The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Slate, and The Guardian. She has worked in rural, suburban and urban America and in the Middle East. She lives in New York City.

THE STACK

Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War by Annia Ciezadlo
Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York by Luc Sante
Harvey Wang’s New York by Harvey Wang
Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898   by Edwin. G. Burrows and Mike Wallace

MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE
“I Told You Not to Write Again”
Arthur Yoria
Magnatune Records
“Take Me to the Landfill”
Lee Bob Watson
Grass Roots Record Co.