Andrew F. Smith




Andrew F. Smith is a writer and lecturer on food and culinary history and a faculty member of the Food Studies program at The New School in New York City. He curates The New School’s popular public lecture series Culinary Luminaries. Smith introduces most of the units in Innovators of American Cuisine, a course based on the lecture series.

Andrew F. Smith serves as the general editor for the Edible Series, published by Reaktion Press, and has edited or written more than 20 books, including The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America; Junk Food and Fast Food: The Food We Love to Eat; Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War; Drinking History: 15 Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages; American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food: and New York City: A Food Biography.

Guest panelists include Ariane Batterberry, co-founder of Food & Wine magazine; Mitchell Davis, vice president of the James Beard Foundation; William Grimes, New York Times columnist; Judith Jones, author of The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food, who published Julia Child’s first book in 1961 and served as her editor afterward; Michael Nischan, founder and president of Wholesome Wave; Molly O’Neill, former New York Times Magazine food columnist and author of the New York Cookbook; and Joe Randall, a chef and the chair of the Edna Lewis Foundation.

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This free five-week course is dedicated to the life and work of U.S. food writing giants Judith Jones, Craig Claiborne, MFK Fisher, Clementine Paddleford, and Michael Batterberry and their work, from restaurant criticism to cookbooks and magazines. The course is based on videos, readings of primary and secondary sources, forum discussions, and quizzes to test your knowledge.

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