Old Manhattan

A friend Steve sent me this old short travel film extolling the virtues of Manhattan.  The narrator  has a funny way of pronouncing things Vee-HICK-ular and Chelse AH. It’s amazing to see footage of NYC before the UN buildings were built and the Empire State is the tallest building in the world!

It’s a good thing I’m going to San Francisco in June because this movie got me hankering to travel!  Oh and if anyone out there who is reading this is from San Francisco I’m always open to suggest about where to eat and what markets to visit.  Of particular interest in Oakland, word is that it’s the Williamsburg of the East Bay, so I’m very excited about finally exploring it.  My last attempted was ill informed and not so successful.

Also, while on the topic, I’m  looking for a media rate at a hotel….just putting that out there in case any of you UFG readers work in the hotel biz!

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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