about Michael Krondl

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about michael krondl

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Michael Krondl is a food writer and artist.  He is the the author of The Taste of Conquest:  The Rise and Fall of the Three Great Cities of Spice, a history of the pivotal roles Venice, Lisbon and  Amsterdam played not only in transforming the  tastes of peoples around the globe, but changing the world itself. He is also the author of Around the American Table:  Treasured Recipes and Food Traditions from the American Cookery Collections of The New York Public Library.  The long title pretty well describes the book  which is a popular account of the history of American food.  The book draws extensively on the spectacular collection of cookbooks in the stacks of  The New York Public Library for source material. The Great Little Pumpkin Cookbook is a collection of some fifty recipes for those obsessed with those adorable rotund gourds (well, technically, they’re not gourds, but that’s a long story). An award- winning cooking instructor, food writer, and former chef, he has also contributed to Gastronomica, Marie Claire, Family Circle, Cultural History of Food: The Renaissance, and the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America among many other publications. He lives in New York City