Paul Freedman will speak about his latest book, Ten Restaurants that Changed America. From Delmonico’s to Sylvia’s to Chez Panisse, the book is a daring and original history of dining out in America as told through ten legendary restaurants. Combining a historian’s rigor with a foodie’s palate, Ten Restaurants that Changed America reveals how the history of our restaurants reflects nothing less than the history of America itself.
Paul Freedman is a history professor at Yale University where he has taught since 1997. Prior to Yale, he spent 18 years at Vanderbilt University. He has written on Catalan ecclesiastical and social history, comparative studies of the peasantry, and the history of cuisine. Professor Freedman also is the editor of the ICP Award-winning Food: The History of Taste and the author of Out of the East: Spices and the Medieval Imagination.
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