James Edward Malin on How Seltzer Became a Jewish Icon
In this episode, James Edward Malin talks with Gastronomica’s Jessica Carbone about the history of seltzer in New York City. Drawing together histories of migration with histories of public health, engineering, and urban infrastructure, James sheds light on how soda water eventually came to be Jewish food icon. In discussing his new article in Issue 22.4 of Gastronomica, James takes listeners on a historical tour of some of New York’s most important water provisioning sites, from the Croton Aqueduct, to seltzer street carts, to the eventual implementation of rooftop water towers.
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