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Posted: October 16th, 2008
Food Writing Forum: Edible Manhattan

From the Upper East Side to the East Village, Manhattan seems to have infinite choices of where to eat. Edible Manhattan is a new quarterly magazine that investigates this diverse food culture—more investigative journalism than food porn, more historical profile than restaurant gossip. Luis Jaramillo, associate chair of The New School Writing Program, moderates a reading from the inaugural issue of the magazine. Participants include Brian Halweil, executive editor of Edible Manhattan and senior researcher and John Gardner Public Service Fellow at Worldwatch Institute; Gabrielle Langholtz, editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan, faculty in NYU’s Food Studies program, and publicity manager for Greenmarket; and Michael Harlan Turkell, photo editor for Edible Manhattan. This event was held by The New School.


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  • Deniz

    There are some games with a similar idea, but you have to riaelze you can only pick so many berries and start so many fires before you get bored out of your mind with it. So they are forced to throw a bunch of action in there as well which can make people focus on the fighting and forget the survival elements. Metal gear solid snake eater is one, you have to find food for your character. Learn to evade and avoid enemy patrols, get creative with taking them out, placing explosives as traps, aggravating animals around them to distract them. through out the course of the game he demonstrates how to make some improvised weapons. Fallout 3 forces you to scavenge for weapons, ammo and food. The new game metro 2033 is probably the best example. As far as teaching you how to survive in real life you wont learn much. But it is the best game by far when it comes to putting you into the situation and forcing you to think on your feet. Only game ive played where you actually get panicked and you cant fight your way out of any situation. More often you have to find ways to hide or just book it through areas while trying not to get eaten alive. Wilderness survival just isn’t interesting enough to be really marketable. So the best option you have right now is action survival type games that throw some good ideas at you while you play.

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