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Food history videos with Paul Freedman

Paul Freedman on the history of celebrity Chefs

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Paul Freedman traces the history of celebrity chefs, as well as of cooking and restaurants, from the Middle Ages to the present day at the MAD 4 conference. (23 minute video, 2014)

Paul Freedman on the history of French Cuisine in the US

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“The Rise and Fall of French Cuisine in the United States”  (50 minute video, 2013)

Paul Freedman on restaurants that changed American food

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Can you imagine life before restaurants? Or brunch? Or convenient roadside dining? Historian Paul Freedman chronicles the pioneering establishments that changed American food. (9 minute video, 2016)

Freedman on history of New England and New Haven food

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History of New England and New Haven Cuisine, from New England’s culinary identity created by the myth-making of Thanksgiving to New Haven’s famous culinary specialty, pizza. (55 minute video, 2017)

Food history books by Paul Freedman

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