Amy Bentley is a professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies in the Steinhardt School at New York University. A historian with interests in the social, historical, and cultural contexts of food, she is the author of the Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health and the Industrialization of the American Diet (University of California Press, 2014), which was nominated for a James Beard Award, and also winner of the ASFS Best Book Award. She is also author of Eating for Victory: Food Rationing and the Politics of Domesticity (University of Illinois Press, 1998), and editor of A Culture History of Food in the Modern Age (Berg, 2012). She serves as editor for the journal Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research.
She is married to Brett Gary, Associate Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU. They are parents of Joey (22), Annabelle (19) and Ruby (16).
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