Faculty: Cindy Lobel
Urban history, New York history, American cultural, and social history
history of urban development, consumer culture, and food history
Lobel, C. R. (2012). Eating the Big Apple: Foodways and metropolitan growth in 19th-century New York City. NYFoodstory: The Journal of the Culinary Historians of New York, 1 (Fall).
“’The Stomach First’: Antebellum Diet Reform,” History Now, Issue 30
(December 2011), at http://www.gilderlehrman.org/
“Out to Eat: The Growth of New York City and its Restaurants,” Winterthur
Portfolio 44:2/3 (Summer / Autumn 2010).
“A Walking Tour of Historic Harlem,” Podcast for classroom use, “Making Objects
Speak Project,” NEH-funded grant through John Jay College, CUNY, Fall 2010.
Co-authored with Delia Mellis. Available for download at:
“Women in Nineteenth-Century America,” Clio in the Classroom, edited by Carol
Berkin, Margaret Crocco, and Barbara Winslow. New York: Oxford University
“Delmonico’s” and “Sherry’s.” In Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the
Superbowl: An Encylopedia. Editor Francine Segan. Westport CT: Greenwood
“The Sideboard Takes Center Stage: The Evolution of the Dining Room in the
Nineteenth Century.” Common-Place 7:1 (October 2006), at
“Views of New York City.” Review of Mario Maffi, New York: An Outsider’s Inside
View (Columbus: Ohio State Press, 2004). H-Urban, at http://www.h-
net.org/~urban/, January 2006.
“The Joy of Cookbooks.” Reviews in American History 33:2 (June 2005).
“Pizza.” In The Encyclopedia of New York State. Editor Peter Eisenstadt.
Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2004.
“Historic Harlem.” In The Big Onion Guide to New York City. Editors Seth Kamil
and Eric Wakin. New York: New York University Press, 2002.
Works in Progress / Accepted for Publication
The Appetite of the Metropolis: Food, Eating, and Culture in Nineteenth-Century
New York City. Manuscript in progress.
Catharine Beecher: The Paradoxes of Gender in the Nineteenth Century. Part of
the “Lives of American Women Biography Series,” edited by Carol Berkin. Under
contract with Westview Press.
“We Built This City: Playing with Voice in a U.S. Urban History Class,” In Public
Voices, edited by Marcie Wolfe and Jessica Yood, forthcoming.
“Consumer Culture in the pre-Twentieth Century American City,” Blackwell
Companion to American Urban History. New York and London: Blackwell Press,
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