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See How New York Feeds Itself

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.


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