She is the Director of the Gotham Center, where she teaches and consults about NYC's rich history, but she is also a documentary filmmaker. Her most recent film really connects with Urban Oyster's ethic. In Meat Hooked!, she tells the story of meat in NYC and the rise, fall, and rise again of independent butchers. The story is remarkably similar to the historic path of small brewers, a story we delve into on our Brewed in Brooklyn tour.
In the award-winning film, Wasserman takes an in-depth look at the meat industry from the city's first immigrant butchers to a fifth generation master butcher at Essex Street Market to a new generation of craftsmen at places like Fleisher's and Dickson's. It's a fascinating look into this industry and a must-watch for anybody with an interest in NYC's culinary history. Check out the film's website for more information about where and how you can view it.
Post Written by Brian Hoffman - Urban Oyster Guide and Owner of Eat This NY