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United States of Arugula with David Kamp

New York University will celebrate the publication of The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation (Broadway Books) when author David Kamp joins Clark Wolf, president and founder of Clark Wolf Company, the food, restaurant, and hospitality consulting firm, for a conversation about the book.

The United States of Arugula is the revealing tale of how gourmet eating in America went from obscure to pervasive, thanks to the contributions of some outsized, opinionated iconoclasts who couldn’t abide the status quo. Vanity Fair writer Kamp chronicles this amazing transformation, from the overcooked vegetable and scary gelatin salads of yesterday to our current heyday of free-range chickens, extra-virgin olive oil, “Iron Chef,” Whole Foods, Starbucks, and that breed of human known as a “foodie.”

October 6, 2006
This event is hosted by the Fales Collection of NYU and The Steinhardt School of Education’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health.

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