The Serious Side of Food, a Reading & Discussion Program at the NYC Department of Records

Special Guest Bestselling Author Marion Nestle

Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health

Marion Nestle’s contemporary classic exposes how corporations and food companies influence politics in order to improve their bottom lines–no matter what the cost to the health of ordinary Americans.


Embark with food historians Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe on a literary journey to explore an aspect of our culture that we often take for granted: food. Beginning in September, the NYC Department of Records & Information Services (DORIS) will be hosting a reading and discussion series sponsored by Humanities New York. During the 6-session program, the group will examine the multitude of complex interactions and entanglements which lie under the surface of our source for both nourishment and pleasure.

The program includes appetizers, beverages, guest speakers and surprises.

This six-month reading series is being held in conjunction with our exhibit, Feeding the City: The Unpublished WPA Federal Writers’ Project Manuscript, which showcases vintage recipes and photographs, bold and colorful advertising brochures, and excerpts from the unpublished Feeding the City manuscript. Exhibition also features materials from the NYC Unit of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Writers’ Project.

New York City Department of Records
31 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-788-8611











When: Thu., March 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Special Guest Bestselling Author Marion Nestle

Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health

Marion Nestle’s contemporary classic exposes how corporations and food companies influence politics in order to improve their bottom lines–no matter what the cost to the health of ordinary Americans.


Embark with food historians Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe on a literary journey to explore an aspect of our culture that we often take for granted: food. Beginning in September, the NYC Department of Records & Information Services (DORIS) will be hosting a reading and discussion series sponsored by Humanities New York. During the 6-session program, the group will examine the multitude of complex interactions and entanglements which lie under the surface of our source for both nourishment and pleasure.

The program includes appetizers, beverages, guest speakers and surprises.

This six-month reading series is being held in conjunction with our exhibit, Feeding the City: The Unpublished WPA Federal Writers’ Project Manuscript, which showcases vintage recipes and photographs, bold and colorful advertising brochures, and excerpts from the unpublished Feeding the City manuscript. Exhibition also features materials from the NYC Unit of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Writers’ Project.

New York City Department of Records
31 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-788-8611

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