Even if you are not from New York, even if you aren’t interested in food, even if the curious title doesn’t intrigue you, even if history doesn’t ring your bell, nevertheless, I urge you to try this book. The author is a Writer. She knows how to Research. And more important, she knows how to Tell a Story. And what a story she has taken on. The author tells the little stories behind the food in NYC. She makes connections I’d never thought of (Prohibition and WWI, for example). She tracks down vegetable gardens and hives of honey and old beer breweries and sugar refineries and shares the ways these changed the city we know and love.Absolutely captivating stories. So, even if, even if, even if…give this book a read.