The History of Urban Public Markets (Podcast)

Linda Pelaccio

Linda Pelaccio › After many years of slinging hash and espousing the virtues of good food to her family ...


Since the earliest time people have lived together in densely populated urban settings, but how did they gain access to fresh meat and produce? In this episode of  A Taste of the Past host Linda Pelaccio talks to Gergely Baics, Assistant Professor of History and Urban Studies at Barnard College to look into the history of public markets. The discussion centers on how the availability of supplies, and their distribution through a tightly regulated network of municipal marketplaces, affect the living standards of urban residents. Tune in to learn about Feeding Gotham: a History of Urban Provisioning.

You can listen to the episode in its entirety here.

(This episode of A Taste of the Past was sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery)

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Do you know the history of food markets in your area?

This podcast originally appeared on Heritage Network Radio. It has been re-posted here with permission from the author.

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