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October Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Culinary tours…global entrepreneurs…dangerous political weapons in America…Nazi art theft and the quest for justice…forensic DNA…the Tappan Zee Mega Project…the Gowanus Canal…. If any of these topics have piqued your interest, then please join us for an Author @ the Library program in October at the Mid-Manhattan Library.Read More ›

Coffee Talk

Learn all about coffee's history and cultural influence with your library card.Read More ›

Podcast #79: Alice Waters on the Pleasures of the Palate

Self-described "restaurantrice, forager, teacher, mother, romantic, purist, rebel" Alice Waters has been one of the most instrumental figures in drawing attention to the Slow Food movement.This week on podcast, we're happy to present Alice Waters discussing the pleasures of good food and wine.Read More ›

Не хлебом единым: питайтесь разнообразнее и лучше! Recent Russian Cookbooks

В библиотеку Мid-Manhattan поступило большое количество новых кулинарных книг. Предлагаем нашим читателям большой ассортимент трудов об отечественной и зарубежной кулинарии.Read More ›

September Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

If you'd like to understand why more wild animals are venturing into urban environments; to discover how the great impressionist Monet ate; to examine the Polaroid-Kodak patent war; to celebrate the music and poetry of Leonard Cohen; to learn how to beat fatigue; to explore the economic consequences of climate change; to relive a harrowing but heroic moment in Armenian history; to argue against suicide; or learn how to cope with the narcissists in your life, please join us this month!Read More ›

The Ticketless Traveler: Food and Cooking Edition

Whether your desire is to visit a faraway locale for a taste of the local delicacies, or just to shake up your weeknight cooking with some new, unfamiliar spices, there is so much inspiration to be found at the library.Read More ›

Gazpacho: A Soup For All Seasons

Hot days call for cold soup. ¿Puedes decir gazpacho?Read More ›

Independence Day Booths: Fourth of July Feasting in 19th Century New York

Ready for Fourth of July barbeques? Of course you’ll be having some pickled oysters, egg nog, and lobster, right? If you think these are some interesting cuisine choices for Independence Day festivities, 19th century New Yorkers would disagree.Read More ›

Cooking the Books: Spring 2015 Edition

This Spring, everything is coming up foodie! Here is a list of recent books on cooking and eating.Read More ›

We All Scream for Ice Cream: Books and Resources for Making Your Own

The sun is out, the temps are up... it's time for ice cream.Read More ›

May Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Dance in unexpected places... walking through literary New York... New York's incredible abandoned spaces... photographing fashion's trendsetters... recipes in literature... unusual hiking destinations... coming of age in postwar America... the art and science of what we eat... southern Italy's most celebrated gardens... urban transformation in Chelsea... the influence of our infrastructure...Read More ›

Schomburg Treasures: The Menu Collection

The Schomburg Center's menu collection is now available in the NYPL's Digital Collections.Read More ›

Pi Day of the Century! 3.14.15

What is Pi? It is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter and a number that has fascinated many for thousands of years because the ratio stays the same whether you are measuring very tiny circles or very large. This year the date corresponds to the first five digits of Pi, 3.14.15—a very special Pi Day!Read More ›

March Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Drawing as a form of inquiry... groundbreaking graphic designers... The U.S. a safe haven for Nazis... 1,000 years of visualizing the cosmos... a moment-by-moment account of Hurricane Sandy... the era of great American songwriting... the evolution of the painted nail...Read More ›

Cooking the Books: A Year in Dishes

As the days of the year count down, and the numbers on the bathroom scale go up post-holiday feasting, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the delectable and sumptuous cookbooks I've encountered this year. Read More ›

Food Studies 101 Reading List

With the holidays upon us, food is a topic at the front of our minds. The centerpiece of our tables, cultures, and familial traditions, food is nourishment for both body and mind. What we eat, however, is also at the center of a growing discipline that marries science and the humanities. Read More ›

Gil Marks: Maven and Mensch

Gil Marks, the author of several cookbooks and of the indispensable Encyclopedia of Jewish Food, died last Friday morning at the age of 62. Read More ›

December Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

The lost tribe of Coney Island... building the Statue of Liberty... a culinary history of America in 100 bites... the sinking of refugee ship The Wilhelm Gustloff during World War II... a close-up of the planet Mars... forgiving, remembering, and forgetting in personal and political contexts... a road trip through presidential libraries... curious New York activities... what online data can tell us about ourselves... reducing inequality in the 21st century... the history of New York's mass transit systems between 1940 and 1968... tales from a world traveler...Read More ›

Ben Franklin on Cooking Turkey... with Electricity

The options for cooking a turkey are seemingly endless, but leave it to founding father Benjamin Franklin to invent one more — electrocution.Read More ›

Food Luminaries Share Kitchen Insights with NYPL

We love eating food, obviously. But, we also love reading about it, planning it, and making it. Now, add to that list hearing culinary masters wax poetic. Over the years, NYPL has been lucky enough to host some of the world's top chefs, food writers, chocolatiers, and other taste-makers. Here are some of the best recipes, culinary tips, and philosophies of cuisine from the NYPL video archive.Read More ›
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