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Jane Ziegelman presents a history of five immigrant families through their lives residing in a tenement building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side from 1863 to 1936. The author profiles Jewish, Irish, German, and Italian families and recounts how the immigration of their respective culinary heritages diversified New York City’s cultural landscape and changed the way American’s ate.

“97 Orchard” at Manhattan Jewish Community Center in 2010 (a 44 minute video)

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