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Little Known New York Food History

The histories of iconic NYC foods, from Yiddish bagels and mob-controlled egg creams to General Tso’s chicken. Curated by Anna Oakes.
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  • Food Gangsters and Egg Creams
    Episode 134: Food Gangsters
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  • Bagels, "The Cement Donut"
    The Bagelization of America
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  • Pizza: "One Hell of a Flatbread"
    Episode 156: Robert Sietsema on The History of Pizza
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  • The Seltzer Man of Brooklyn
    Bursting Bubbles: From Shortages to Seltzer
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  • The Decadent Cheesecake
    #306 Just Desserts: The Origins of New York Cheesecake, Cannoli and More
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  • A Zabars History Lesson
    Our Founders
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  • Nathan's Famous and the New York Hotdog
    #361 Landmarks of Coney Island (Extended Funhouse Mix)
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  • General Tso’s and the Chinese-American Experience
    Dishing on General Tso's Chicken
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  • The Oyster City and Its Oyster King
    The Life of Thomas Downing Chapter 4: The Oyster King of New York
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Episode 134: Food Gangsters
4 MINSPlayer Icon
The Bagelization of America
4 MINSPlayer Icon
Episode 156: Robert Sietsema on The History of Pizza
5 MINSPlayer Icon
Bursting Bubbles: From Shortages to Seltzer
4 MINSPlayer Icon
#306 Just Desserts: The Origins of New York Cheesecake, Cannoli and More
5 MINSPlayer Icon
4 MINSPlayer Icon
#361 Landmarks of Coney Island (Extended Funhouse Mix)
4 MINSPlayer Icon
5 MINSPlayer Icon
The Life of Thomas Downing Chapter 4: The Oyster King of New York
6 MINSPlayer Icon
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