Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City

edited by Andrew F. Smith

From the publisher:

  • Most comprehensive reference work on the the history of NYC food and drink, with approximately 570 entries
  • Edited by Andrew F. Smith, a widely respected food historian and the author of several award-winning culinary books
  • Illustrated with approximately 100 images
  • Comprehensive bibliography of the best writing on NYC food and drink

180 people wrote entries for Savoring Gotham, including food historians, cookbook authors, chefs, owners of iconic NYC food establishments, academics, etc. Particularly notable contributors include Marion Nestle (leading voice on food choice, obesity, and food safety concerns), Rozanne Gold (award-winning chef), Barry Popik (American etymologist and expert on the origins of the terms “Big Apple”, “Windy City”, “hot dog”), Maricel Presilla (the first Latin American woman to have been invited as a guest chef at the White House), Mark Russ Federman (Russ and Daughters), and Carol Brock (food journalist, founder of Les Dames d’Escoffier). Most contributors are NYC residents.

Oxford University Press, 2015