Brooklyn’s land, air and waters have provided rich raw materials for foodways of Brooklynites, past and present. Annie Hauck-Lawson, co-editor of Gastropolis: Food and New York City will talk about some local food practices of the Lenape, of immigrants, and of her family in early Park Slope, based on food history research (much done in the BHS archives) and her writing, My Little Town: A Brooklyn Girl’s Food Voice. Annie will distribute complimentary bags of Brooklyn Mompost plant food to all attendees at the conclusion of the evening.
Dr. Annie Hauck-Lawson is an associate professor in the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College. She is a native Park Slope resident whose life has revolved around food in New York; raising, growing, gathering and selling it.