In this debut episode of How Great Cities Are Fed, your hosts Karen Karp and Ben Kerrick introduce the series by taking a look at some of the conditions surrounding Walter Hedden's 1929 book, and exploring how those conditions have shifted and continue to shift. We frame the relationship between food and cities, and bring in experts to discuss how the supply chains that feed urban centers have changed in the past century. Guests for this episode are Shayna Cohen, Senior Consultant at Karp Resources and a Fulbright Scholar; Matthew D'Arrigo, Vice President and Co-Owner of D'Arrigo Brothers Company of New York; and Robyn Metcalfe, a food historian in the College of Natural Sciences at University of Texas, Austin.