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Virtual Tenement Talk

Tastemakers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America

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When: Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 6:30 – 7:30pm ET

Event Location: YouTube Live

Cost: Suggested Donation


Join us on YouTube Live for a virtual conversation with author Mayukh Sen on his acclaimed new book, Tastemakers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America, streamed live from inside our recreated 1960s tenement apartment. A rich, detailed account of path-breaking 20th Century chefs and their stories, Tastemakers shares stories of women like Marcella Hazan, champion of Italian cooking, and Buwei Yang Chao, who brought stir-fry to US kitchens. Explore how these immigrant women cooked, wrote, challenged the food establishment, and ultimately shifted American palates. Mayukh Sen will be joined in discussion with Charlotte Druckman, food writer and journalist. Register now!
This program is part of the Tenement Museum’s series of discussions looking at the idea of the American Dream—what has it meant to people in different moments? Who has had access to it?