Book Talks

Virtual Book Talk: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families

2021 book talk 97 orchard edible history


When: Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET

Event Location: YouTube Live

Cost: Suggested Donation

Join us on YouTube Live for a virtual talk with Jane Ziegelman, author of 97 Orchard Street: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement. A renowned food historian, Jane will be joined by Tenement Museum’s Collections Manager, Lana Dubin. Together, they will explore the culinary life of the residents of 97 Orchard Street, one of the historic tenement buildings of the Tenement Museum.

Jane will take viewers on an unforgettable tour, from impossibly cramped tenement apartments, down dimly lit stairwells, beyond the front stoops where housewives congregated, and out into the hubbub of the dirty, teeming streets. Learn how immigrant cooks brought their ingenuity to the daily task of feeding their families, preserving traditions from home but always ready to improvise.

While this program is free, you can donate to support future programming from the Tenement Museum here

When: February 2, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET


This program will continue to be available on our Youtube channel following the LIVE screening.