See How New York Feeds Itself


Considering Canada’s enduring fascination with our country’s eating habits, it’s no surprise that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation came up with a documentary showing how we New Yorkers manage to stuff ourselves. 24 Hours, 24 Million Meals: Feeding New York, released earlier this year, examines the “complex choreography of distribution — from luxury restaurants to soup kitchens, from City Harvest to the New Fulton Fish Market — that keeps New Yorkers fed.” The clips below show Chef Boulud haggling over $2,300 truffles at Daniel, and around-the-clock action at the Hunts Point wholesale produce market. Watch the rest at a 2 p.m. screening on Sunday (part of the Museum of the City of New York’s exhibition “Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City”). Run time is only 45 minutes, but producer Jackie Carlos will stick around to answer questions afterward.