Past Event: Devouring the City
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To kick off the second season of Only in New York, series host Sarah Maslin Nir brings together chef provocateur and writer Eddie Huang and Sam Sifton, food editor for The New York Times and founding editor of NYT Cooking, for a conversation about the ever-evolving role of food and restaurants in New York City's psyche. With a noodle-pulling demonstration by Kungfu Kitchen.
Reception to follow with beer courtesy of Harlem Blue and appetizers provided by Kungfu Kitchen and Maxwell's Central Park.
Only in New York with Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir is a conversation series bringing together two distinctive New Yorkers from different worlds to explore key questions about the city’s identity, culture, and history – glass of wine in hand.
About the Speakers:
Eddie Huang has, at different times in his life, been an attorney, a sneaker salesman, a clothing designer, a drug dealer, and a New York Times best-selling author. Today, he is the co-owner of Baohaus, a Taiwanese-Chinese sandwich restaurant in New York City. He’s also the author of the memoir Fresh Off the Boat (now an ABC sitcom) and the host of Huang’s World on ViceTV.
Sam Sifton is the food editor for The New York Times, the founding editor of NYT Cooking, and a columnist for The New York Times Magazine. He has also served as the New York Times national editor, restaurant critic, and culture editor. He is the author of Thanksgiving: How to Cook it Well (Random House, 2012).
Sarah Maslin Nir is a native New Yorker and a reporter for The New York Times best known for her report on the working conditions of nail salon workers, for which she was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. A graduate of the Brearley School, Columbia University, and the Columbia University School of Journalism, where she received her master’s, she was also The New York Times' nightlife correspondent, covering 252 parties in 18 months. She once had an audience with the Queen of Spain, though she failed to realize it at the time.