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11:45am, Sunday, May 19: Talk with Tracie McMillan at the Great Googa Mooga about “anti-foodie foodies,” the hidden food producers of the working class.
6:30pm, Tuesday, May 28: Eat the City paperback book launch! Discuss prospects for urban agriculture in the five boroughs at the Tenement Museum with consultant Derek Denckla, gardener activist Marlene Wilks, and nonprofit farmer Ian Marvy. Enjoy local food!
6:30pm, Wednesday, June 5: Tour the High Line, discussing the incredible history of meatpacking that produced the elevated train track that became the park.
11am, Saturday, June 15: Eat the City/Sugar Tour, with Urban Oyster and Sugartooth Tours. Learn the secret history of sugar production in Dumbo and throughout New York City, and sample contemporary sweet confections.
Monday, August 26: Shulman addresses NYU’s incoming first-year class at Convocation, after students read Eat the City over the summer as their book for Freshman Dialogue.
7pm Thursday, July 12: Eat the City launch party, Jimmy’s No. 43, New York. Join us to celebrate the book!
11am-4pm Sunday, July 15: Book signing at New Amsterdam Market, New York.
New Amsterdam Market at South Street Seaport is a reinvented public market.
6:30pm Thursday, July 19: Panel on the role of food in cities at the Tenement Museum, New York.
Join Robin Shulman and a farmer (Ian Marvy), a beekeeper (Andrew Coté), a brewer (Kelly Taylor), and a slaughterer (Imran Uddin) discussing the role of food in cities and offering samplings of their wares.
3pm Saturday, July 21: Reading at Politics & Prose, Washington, DC.
6:30pm Wednesday, July 25: Beer Book, Blog & Video Fest, Manhattan.
3pm Saturday, July 28: Talk at Type Books, Queen Street West store, Toronto.
7:30pm Tuesday, July 31: Dinner at Beast Restaurant, Toronto, made entirely of food produced within the city of Toronto.
Scott Vivian, chef of Beast, will use vegetables from Fresh City Farms and other ingredients foraged, raised, and fermented in the city to produce an all-Toronto meal.
8pm Tuesday, August 7: Eat the City historical local cocktails at Parish Hall, Brooklyn.
Using hundred-year-old recipes for drinks mentioned in the book and liquor and other ingredients produced in New York City.
7pm Thursday, August 30: Talk at Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore, Montreal.
Sunday, September 2: Reading and book signing at the Montreal Oysterfest, Montreal.
6:30pm Thursday, September 13: Conversation with Chris Carlsson, director of Shaping San Francisco, at SPUR, San Francisco.
Comparisons and contrasts of how food and drink such as beer, wine, and meat have shaped the cities of San Francisco and New York.
7pm Friday, September 14: Dinner Conversation at 18 Reasons, San Francisco.
Talk with an urban farmer about how cities have shaped food in the past and present.
12pm Monday, September 17: Talk at North Gate Hall, Journalism School at UC Berkeley.
Sunday, September 23: Brooklyn Book Festival.
Check out the Eat the City stand!
7pm October 2: Speaking at the New York City Beekeepers’ Association, New York.
October 10: Meat history tour of the High Line, New York. Details to be announced.
6:30pm January 29: Talk at the main branch of the New York Public Library as part of the Lunch Hour exhibit, New York.
Stay tuned: Eat the City West Coast Book Tour begins in September! More information coming soon!