The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation presents
Calvin Trillin and the
3rd & 4th Generations of Russ & Daughters
in discussion about food as a family tradition,
and a family business as the heart of a community
| Monday, November 7
6 to 8 P.M.
at Astor Center
399 Lafayette Street at East 4th Street
Tickets: $250 each
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Come hungry! The evening starts with a magnificent passed menu, courtesy of Russ & Daughters, followed by the panel discussion. Each guest will receive a signed copy of Mr. Trillin's new anthology, Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff.
Calvin Trillin, Villager, food maven, New Yorker staff writer, and celebrated humorist, he writes happily and often about Russ & Daughters.
Two generations of the Russ & Daughters family: 4th Generation owners Josh Russ Tupper and Niki Russ Federman (who each left thriving careers in unrelated fields to shepherd the 100-year-old family business into its next century), and 3rd Generation Herring Maven Emeritus: Mark Russ Federman, (who ran the business for many years, after a successful career in law, and who is now retired and at work on a book The House That Herring Built).
"When my daughters were children, bagels were not only their staple food but also the food of important rituals. On Sunday mornings, I often took them to Houston Street, on the Lower East Side. At Russ & Daughters, which is what New Yorkers call an appetizer store, we would buy Nova Scotia salmon–a transaction that took some time, since the daughters (of Joel Russ, the founder, who stared down at us from a splendid portrait on the wall) had to quit slicing fish now and then to tell me in glorious detail how adorable my girls were." – Calvin Trillin
Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
232 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003
Middle and Bottom photos courtesy of Russ & Daughters