Preview: The History of Halal and the Rules That Launched a Fleet of Food Trucks

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Date(s) - 01/09/2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

NYU Dept of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health


What’s up? Lecture and tasting at this all about Halal Food at this special book talk with Febe Armanios and Bogac Ergene.

Damage? $22-$40

Why you should go. Among the many types of food New Yorkers get on the go, “Halal Cart” is one of the chief staples among the city’s most iconic cuisines.  But how many non-Muslims know what that means, other than a fast, delicious lunch?

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Middle Eastern historians Febe Armanios and Boğaç Ergene, authors of Halal Food: A History, will provide an accessible introduction to halal (permissible) food in the Islamic tradition, exploring what halal food means to Muslims and how its legal and cultural interpretations have changed in different geographies. Covering practices from the Middle East and North Africa to South Asia, Europe, and North America, Armanios and Ergene discuss the history of halal food and its place in the modern world.

A reception with tastes of halal foods will precede the talk.

About the authors.

Febe Armanios is Associate Professor of History at Middlebury College and the author of Coptic Christianity in Ottoman Egypt. Boğaç Ergene is Professor of History at the University of Vermont. He is the author of Local Court, Provincial Society and Justice in the Ottoman Empire and co-author of The Economics of Ottoman Justice.

Useful tips:

  • RSVP ASAP – limited tickets available
  • Alone or with friends? Either or.
  • Attire? Casual is fine.
  • Business cards are always a plus.
  • Still hungry or fancy a drink in the area?
  1. Angel’s Share, 8 Stuyvesant St (by 3rd Ave), New York, NY 10003, frequented by cocktail connoisseurs and ‘Asian’ hipsters, This hidden bar in Yokocho’s Izakaya is a mixology-lover’s speakeasy.
  2. Loreley Beer Garden, 7 Rivington St. (Bowery and Chrystie St) NY, NY, 10002 – classic German beer.
  3. Mamoun’s Falafel 22 St Marks Place, New NY 10003
  4. One Fifty One Cocktail Bar 151 Rivington (between Clinton & Suffok) NY NY 10002 – if you’re up for something stronger and don’t have to go to work on Monday, then check this out
  5. Orlin Café 41 St. Marks (between 1st and 2nd Ave), NY NY 10003- one of the most reasonable weekend brunch spots. Conveniently located and open until 12am.
  6. Proletariat 102 St. Marks, (by Ave A.) NY, NY, 10003
  7. Punjabi Grocery & Deli, 114 E 1st St (opposite Katz Diner) New York, NY 10009 – one of my favorite dirty, hole-in-the-wall place for Indian comfort food. For less than $5, you get vegetarian classics and a cup of masala tea. Just look for the yellow cabs parked in front.
  8. Von Bar, Bleecker by Bowery – this classic bar is friendly low key and great for carrying on great conversations.
  9. Zum Schneider’s Bar, Ave. C by 7th Street – a classic German beer garden-style bar with the most amazing pickled herring salad.