New York University’s Fales Library, the home of one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious collections in food studies, will host a panel discussion entitled “Migration, Preservation, and New York City: A Useful Taste of History,” February 28, 2017 from 4-6pm at the Fales Library, third floor, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, (at LaGuardia Place). [Subways A,C,E, B,D,M to West 4th Street; 6 line to Astor Place; R train to 8th Street.]
One of the earliest books dedicated to “soul food,” Princess Pamela’s Soul Food Cookbook, by Pamela Strobel, first published in 1969, is a collection of prized recipes, food memories, and witty observations on life. Her unique cookbook became a reference for people who hankered for the southern home cooking left behind in the ‘Great Migration’.
“With the reissuing of a landmark cook book, brothers Matt and Ted Lee bring not only a very special migrant New York to life but offer the basis of a valuable conversation about how these things work and why understanding and memorializing have significant value even in today’s life,” said Clark Wolf, founder and president of Clark Wolf Company and the panel’s host-moderator. “Join us as we talk migrant, immigrants and all sorts of strategies for survival around the stove and celebrate the reissuing of Princess Pamela’s Soul Food Cookbook, by Pamela Strobel.”
The panelists include:
- Matt Lee Curator, the Lee Bros. Classic Library
- Ted Lee: Curator, the Lee Bros. Classic Library
- Jessica Harris: culinary historian, and graduate of NYU’s Performance Studies PhD program
- Krishnendu Ray—professor and chair, NYU Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health
- Adam Sachs, editor, Saveur Magazine
- Nicole Taylor, food culturist
- Host: Clark Wolf, food and restaurant consultant. Wolf has more than thirty years of experience in the food industry and is founder and president of Clark Wolf Company, a New York City and Sonoma County, California based food and restaurant consulting firm.
MEDIA ONLY: Reporters interested in covering or attending the event must contact Christopher James at 212-998-6876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggested donation: $10. All gifts support the Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection. To RSVP or for more information about the event, please write to email@example.com with your name and title/date of the event. Reception to follow.
“Migration, Preservation, and New York City: A Useful Taste of History,” is sponsored by New York University Fales Library; Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health; and Clark Wolf.
About Fales Library and Special Collections:
The Fales Library is housed in the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library on Washington Square, flagship of NYU’s global library system. Fales Library, comprising nearly 358,000 volumes and over 11,000 linear feet of archive and manuscript materials, houses the Fales Collection of rare books and manuscripts in English and American literature, the Downtown Collection, the Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection and the general special collections of the NYU Libraries. The Fales Collection was given to NYU in 1957 by DeCoursey Fales in memory of his father, Haliburton Fales. It is especially strong in English literature from the middle of the 18th century to the present, documenting developments in the novel. The Marion Nestle Collection is a vast collection of books and manuscripts documenting food and foodways with particular emphasis on New York City. The Downtown Collection, founded in 1993, documents the downtown New York art, performance, and literary scenes from 1975 to the present and is extremely rich in archival holdings, including extensive film and video.
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