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Food City Read & Download à 105 E sound of stampeding cattle the smell of burning bone for char and the taste of novelties such as chocolate covered matzoh and Chiclets With an eye opening focus on bread sugar drink and meat Food City recovers the fruitful tradition behind today’s local brewers and confectioners recounting how food shaped a city and a nati. Interesting history not just of New York as the main producer of foodstuffs in America for much of the country s history but of some brands we all know and love My issues with the book are twofold First to be an editor I don t like the lack of in text citations While obviously well researched the end notes appear only at the end with no numeric citation in the text More importantly I had issues with the writing The book is loaded with anecdotes and paths that look like the start of something but lead nowhere Dead ends or better yet MacGuffinsThat said a nice diversion of a read

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Food City Read & Download à 105 New York is hailed as one of the world’s “food capitals” but the history of food making in the city has been mostly lost Since the establishment of the first Dutch brewery the commerce and culture of food enriched New York and promoted its influence on America and the world by driving innovations in machinery and transpo. Santlofer s book was finished after her death so as such there is a sense of unfinshedness about it It is still a very good book about food in NYC The book is divided into food types as opposed to straight historical era It is an engrossing and at times funny read

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Food City Read & Download à 105 Rtation shaping international trade and feeding sailors and soldiers at war Immigrant ingenuity re created Old World flavors and spawned such familiar brands as Thomas’ English Muffins Hebrew National Twizzlers and Ronzoni macaroniFood historian Joy Santlofer re creates the texture of everyday life in a growing metropolis th. Food City by the late Joy Santlofer shows us the amazing history of manufacturing in this case food manufacturing in New York City Nowadays we don t associate New York with manufacturing but as recently as 1950 it was one of the largest manufacturing centers in the country Reading about this lost past is a fascinating exercise even if there is much less manufacturing in the city todaySantlofer begins with a brief overview of the food history of the city under the Dutch and then the English This introduction culminates in what sets the framework of the book a parade celebrating the ratification of the Constitution held in 1788 in which various food trades marched in groups These included brewers chocolate makers butchers bakers and many Santlofer does an outstanding job here and elsewhere in the book evoking the atmosphere of the time she s discussing whether the 18th Century or the 20th The reader practically feels like he s there watching the paradeThe rest of the book is divided into four major sections each covering one type of food bread sugar drink and meat In each section Santlofer weaves together descriptions of the food making processes from raw materials to marketing and sale and descriptions of the city at various times including its physical atmosphere and the ins and outs of politics especially as food affected its physical atmosphere and politics affected food Naturally the predominance of ethnic groups in eating patterns manufacturing and politics features freuently Plus there are enough descriptions of manufacturing euipment to satisfy a die hard fan of the TV show How It s Made without the descriptions becoming overly technical or tedious For example I now know why sugar was sold in cones in blue paper the refined sugar was a thick liuid that was poured into cone shaped molds and dried and the blue paper made the sugar look white And there is much where that came fromSo the book is full of fascinating anecdotes In fact the book is basically a series of anecdotes That s not a criticism the anecdotes are well chosen illustrative and hang together in service of the common themes of the book It s amazing to know for example sticking with sugar as my example that sugar manufacturing was a huge business in New York for centuries Sugar was of course intimately connected with the slave trade since the raw materials for making refined sugar were produced by slaves in the Caribbean under conditions far worse than the terrible conditions of the American South Cotton was not the only American industry that relied on slaves just the one that did so most obviously Naturally the sugar barons of New York opposed the Civil War fearing disruption of their economic interests both from the disruption of trade and from slavery potentially ending The Roosevelt family made its fortune on sugar beginning prior to the Revolutionary War and going through the Civil War which they opposed of course something that is ignored today since they are liberal heroes But it is good to remember that Franklin Roosevelt s jaunty mien had foundations of slave bonesSantlofer also covers the common problem of maltreatment of workers by owners Of course when owners maltreated workers it was in order to get money and what money would buy including social acceptance That doesn t mean that owners were necessarily or even often rich In many instances they were barely surviving themselves one thing that comes through very clearly in Santlofer s book is how intensely competitive all aspects of food manufacturing have always been in New York An owner might have to work grueling hours himself living in sualor himself while his employees did the same just to stay in business But of course there were those businessmen who especially as factories got bigger some Manhattan factories occupied entire city blocks divorced themselves from manual labor and from the actual operation of their businesses and lived in luxury yet still demanded that the workers compete among themselves and against lower priced labor if it could be found to accept the lowest possible wagesThe book ends with the decline and fall of food manufacturing in New York as the high costs of real estate and taxes along with snooty locals no longer desiring manufacturing in their proximity combined to drive manufacturing farther and farther out eventually away from the city and the area entirely Santlofer concludes on a positive note focusing on the rebirth of artisanal food manufacturing from bread to pickles although of course those foods are sold to the same wealthy people who drove out old style manufacturing which provided jobs and decent lives to hundreds of thousands of people who did not and do not eat artisanal bread A little research does show that after decades of steep decline manufacturing is on the uptick in New York City with several thousand jobs having been added in recent years all in small manufacturing businesses of various types But in 2016 only 79000 people worked in manufacturing in the entire NYC metro area One can never tell though perhaps there will be a wholesale renaissance of manufacturing in America and perhaps it will once again be led by New York


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    Read & Download Food City PDF FREE Food City ☆ Joy Santlofer Joy Santlofer ò 5 Download This was a very good book about this history of food manufacturing in NYC We start from the Dutch in the 17th century down to the last few years The pattern local brew and bread meat markets and dairies Then big corporations swoop in and consolidate and relocate Finally artisanal breads craft brews one last remaining local dairy organic nut milksAs far as sanitary and safe conditions yuk Not until modern times do the factories see

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    PDF FREE Food City ☆ Joy Santlofer Joy Santlofer ò 5 Download Good nonfiction book all about the history of food manufacturing in New York CityIt is dry history but I found it consistently interesting anyway due to the combination of food obsession and my ceaseless fascination with NY

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    Joy Santlofer ò 5 Download Free read Ú PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ò Joy Santlofer Read & Download Food City Full of interesting stories detailing the rise and fall and reinvigoration of the food industry in New York City; this book is really less about food and about industry Enjoyable if not a bit long2017 Book Challeng

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    PDF FREE Food City ☆ Joy Santlofer Joy Santlofer ò 5 Download Read & Download Food City Loved the content of the book it provides a wonderful broad view of how food manufacturing arose in NYC from the time of Dutch settlement onwards and dives a bit deeper into four specific industries that had a strong base at one point in NYC As someone who has lived in NYC for almost my entire life it was eye opening to see how some of the neighborhoods that I know so well today used to have such a different

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    PDF FREE Food City ☆ Joy Santlofer I love any food related title and this was not a disappointment It was an easy read even spanning four hundred years and I learned a lot about how critical food and the food industry was to the economic development of the country I

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    PDF FREE Food City ☆ Joy Santlofer Joy Santlofer ò 5 Download Free read Ú PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ò Joy Santlofer Interesting history not just of New York as the main producer of foodstuffs in America for much of the country's history but of som

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    PDF FREE Food City ☆ Joy Santlofer Although I didn't check out this book for myself I read it anyway What an impressive work It covers commodity production sugar coffee meat confectionery and beverages brewing and soda Perhaps I wouldn't have organized it the same way it hovers between chronology and commodity in a somewhat illogical manner Some of the i

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  • Hardcover
  • 480
  • Food City
  • Joy Santlofer
  • English
  • 10 August 2020
  • 9780393076394