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Pork Bellies: The Secret Financial Life of Your Food with Kara Newman / Culinary Historians of NY
Jimmy's No. 43
New York, NY
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Pork Bellies: The Secret Financial Life of Your Food with Kara Newman / Culinary Historians of NY
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They almost weren't called "pork bellies." They saved the Chicago Mercantile Exchange from near-extinction. And after decades of neglect, pork belly is now considered a delectable restaurant menu mainstay. CHNY member Kara Newman will explain just what pork bellies are and how they came to be traded on the commodities exchange, recounting their history from curbside meat trading in New York in the late 1800s to the recent emphasis on "heritage" pig breeds.

Bacon-y refreshments will be served, and after the program, Jimmy's regular menu and a selection of artisanal beers and ales will be available for purchase.

Writer Kara Newman has covered topics related to food and finance (and sometimes both) for over a decade. She is the author of "Spice & Ice," a book on spicy cocktails (Chronicle Books, Fall 2009). Her next project focuses on a culinary perspective of the commodities markets.

Jimmy's No. 43
43 East 7th Street, downstairs (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
New York, NY 10003

Venue is NOT handicap-accessible; it's down a steep flight of stairs.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
Time: 6:30 pm Check-In and Reception | 7:00 pm Lecture
Fee: $40 Non-Members and Guests | $25 CHNY Members | $22 CHNY Student & Senior Members

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Save the Date(s):

Thursday, March 12, 2009
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Location: Park Avenue United Methodist Church

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
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Location: DeBragga and Spitler
826-D Washington Street
New York NY 10014

May 2009
Kathleen Collins, "Watching What We Eat: The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows"

June 10, 2009
Krishnendu Ray on the History of Ethnic Restaurants in America (topic TBD)



Jimmy's No. 43
43 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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