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Get ready for the Brooklyn vs Queens battle on Beer Sessions Radio! Jimmy is joined by a great crew of guests to discuss the rise of craft beer in the outer boroughs of New York City. Hear from Sam Richardson of Other Half, Rich Castanga of Bridge and Tunnel, Rachel Wharton of Edible Brooklyn, Alia Akkam of Edible Queens, Jon Lundbom of B United and Matthias Richter of Bayrischer Bahnof. Learn more about the new breweries popping up and some of the brewing trends happening in NYC right now. This program was brought to you by GreatBrewers.com.

"For Queens it's been exciting because the number 1 reason people come out has been ethnic food and now people are broadening their reasons and a lot of that has to do with beer." [03:00]

--Alia Akkam on Beer Sessions Radio

"I hope and expect that there are more breweries in Staten Island and the Bronx that pop up in the next few years." [17:00]

--Rachel Wharton on Beer Sessions Radio


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This week on A Taste of the Past, the subject is New York City food. Linda speaks with Andrew Smith, author of New York City: A Food Biography, about the history of food in New York City. Andrew brings us back thousands of years, and describes what the food culture were like throughout time. After the break, they discuss some specific food establishments such as the automat and the supermarket that imposed varying levels of change on the food industry in New York and nationwide. This program has been sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Today's music provided by Four Lincolns.

"From about the 1830's on, New York City became the major sugar refinery not just for the north but for the entire country." [15:25]

"New York is really the beginning of what we think of as bagels." [20:25]

Andrew Smith on A Taste of the Past


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Is there anything inherently wrong with the way snack foods are developed and marketed? How much responsibility should rest on the consumer versus the manufacturer in matters of labeling and marketing? Do the food industry's attempts to offer more nutritious products reflect a genuine concern for public health? On June 19th, The MOFAD Roundtable tackled these questions through a lively debate among experts in market research, consumer advocacy, and public health.

Speakers:

Michele Simon, President, Eat Drink Politics
Howard Moskowitz, Chairman, iNovum; Chairman, Institute for Competitive Excellence, Queens College (CUNY)
Christina Roberto, Assistant Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
Derek Yach, Executive Director, the Vitality Institute

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Dave Arnold, Founder, Museum of Food and Drink

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Twitter: @MOFAD or #MOFADRoundtable

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