Ben Katchor Webinar: The Dairy Restaurant
Where: Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton St.
718-246-0200 Price: Free
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Ben Katchor (Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer; The Cardboard Valise; The Jew of New York) returns to Greenlight (virtually!) to retell the history of where we choose to eat in his latest book, The Dairy Restaurant. He examines the biblical milk-and-meat taboo, the first vegetarian practices, and the invention of the restaurant.
Through text and drawings, Katchor illuminates the historical confluence of events and ideas that led to the development of a “milekhdike (dairy) personality” and the proliferation of dairy restaurants in America, and he recollects his own experiences in many of these iconic restaurants just before they disappeared. Katchor shares his work with an online talk and visual presentation at this evening’s event.