Monday, April 27, 2020

Virtual talks, reading & past tapes for quarantine

Hundreds of virtual food history talks, demos, tours and reading materials are free or minimal charge. Over 140 talks in Oct. About a third of the talks are taped  and will continue to be freely available - links further down this post and on the past events "archive post." If you know of any other activities, please use "contact form" on right.  ENJOY!

Keep checking back since I am adding links for virtual events as I find them.  Last update: 10/25/2020

Archive of recorded past talks (from current and past years) and reading materials are below this month's listing of events. A running list of past virtual events in 2020 HERE, and view those with tapes.

Upcoming talks: Day of the Dead - Dia de Muertos blog post HERE; Acorn Mush in basket and Indigenous foodways talks post HERE

OCTOBER EVENTS   Eastern time zone 145 /99 start of month

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Oct 1-25 talks listed in Archives post

Oct 26 Mon 2-3 The Kitchen garden at Kew; a brief history. Helena Dove. Kew Mutual Improvement Society. UK £3 HERE

Oct 26 Mon 3pm Viscosity, Pastry, and Chocolate. Marike van Beurden. Science and Cooking Public Lecture Series. Harvard HERE/ TAPE will be with this group of tapes HERE

Oct 26 Mon 6pm Ponte Ready! Celebrating Dia de Muertos. Pan de Muerto history. Sweet yeast bread. Fanny Gerson. El Museo del Barrio. NY HERE

Oct 26 Mon 6pm Dia de los Muertos. History of mole and prepare Enmoladas. Artbites for La Plaza de Cultura y Artes. CA HERE

Oct 27 Tue 2:30-4:30 Learning from Manoomin (Wild Rice). Miijim: Food as Relations. Environmental & Urban Change. York University. Canada POSTPONED HERE TAPES HERE

Oct 27 Tue 3pm Caterina de’ Medici, the royal foodie and her “food legacy”. Curious Appetite Travel, Italy $25 HERE

Oct 27 Tues 5pm The History of Chocolate and the Military. Dave Borghesani, Mars Wrigley Chocolate Historian. Free samples to the first 500 who register. National Archives. HERE TAPE

Oct 27 Tue 5:30-7 Food and Dining in New York's Gilded Age. Carl Raymond. New York Adventure Club. Tape for 1 week $10 HERE

Oct 27 Tue 8pm A History of Candy & Halloween. Sarah Lohman. Brooklyn Brainery. $6 HERE

Oct 27 Tue 8-9:30pm Oyster Soiree: A Deep Dive Into the Flavors, Climate Issues, and Societal History of Half Shells. African American and Japanese American oystermen and laborors, how to shuck, and sustainable oyster farming. MOFAD $20 HERE

Oct 28 Wed 8:30-9:30pm Mexico's Day of the Dead History and Workshop. Impact Travel Collective (to "travel with a positive impact") $15 HERE

Oct 28 Wed 2pm Shell-ebrate Oysters. History, restoration, care. Hudson River Park. HERE

Oct 28 Wed 7-8:30 The Masters of Social Gastronomy Present: Spooky Halloween Mushrooms include historical folklore and fiction. Sarah Lohman & Jonathan Soma. Brooklyn Brainery. $9 HERE

Oct 29 Thurs 12:30-2:00 Processed food and globalisation. 19th century. Food History Seminar . Institute of Historical Research. HERE TAPES HERE

Oct 29 Thur 2:30 Salt making on the Solway. Andrew Fielding and John Pickin. 17th cen - Solway Coast Area UK HERE/

Oct 29 Thurs 4pm The Prehistory of Bread. 20 min talks at Fermentology. and TAPES HERE

Oct 29 Thur 6:45 The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food, author Marcus Samuelsson. Smithsonian Associates. $30 HERE

Oct 29 Thurs 7pm Whiskey in America: Education and Libation. The coppersmiths who made the Colonial/Federal era 100 gallon stamped copper still. Luke Pecoraro curatorial director Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. HERE

Oct 29 Thurs 7pm Tending the Fire. [Black pitmasters] Adrian Miller. upcoming book Black Smoke. Fire, Flour & Fork. Virginia Museum of History and Culture $10 HERE

Oct 29 Thurs 8pm A Culinary History of Funeral Food. Sarah Lohman. Brooklyn Brainery. $7 HERE

Oct 29 Th 10pm (7pm Pacific) Imbibing LA: Boozing it Up in the City of Angels. Richard Foss. Palos Verdes Library, Rolling Hills Estates. HERE

Oct 29 Thurs 10pm Conversation with the Director of the movie Gather: The Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways. Panel discussion. Autry Museum in LA HERE

Oct 30 Fri 2pm Betty Crocker and Her Cookbook That Changed How America Cooks. Dr. Leslie Goddard. Freeport Senior Resource Center. HERE

Oct 30 Fri 8-9:30pm A Moment of Zen. Japanese Art and Culinary History. Maite Gomez-Rejon. ArtBites $25 HERE

Oct 31 Sat 10:30-11am History in the Kitchen. 3 days. Colonial food & learn on modern stove. white laborers, shopkeepers, and tenant farmers of Va. Pumpkin fritters. Age 10- Gunston Hall HERE

Oct 31 Sat 12 Baltimore Arabbers Past and Present. Since early 19th cen in East coast cities, street vendors sold fruits and vegetables from colorful horse-drawn carts. Baltimore Architecture Foundation. HERE Past TAPES HERE or HERE /

Oct 31 Sat 1-2 Calaveras de Azúcar (sugar skulls) on Día de Muertos. Graciela Caro (sugar skull artist). Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. IN. HERE

Oct 31 Sat 2-3 Día de los Muertos Virtual Weekend Celebration. The Basics. Paper marigolds. Celebrating the Rich Culinary Heritage. Also Nov 1 Sun 2-3. Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. DC HERE

NOVEMBER EVENTS   Eastern time zone 80 /

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Nov 1 Day of the Dead - Dia de Muertos blog post HERE

Nov 1 Sun 2-3 Mexico's Day of the Dead History and Workshop. Impact Travel Collective (to "travel with a positive impact") $15 HERE

Nov 1 Sun 2-3 Día de los Muertos Also Sat. Virtual Weekend Celebration. The Basics. Paper marigolds. Celebrating the Rich Culinary Heritage. Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. DC HERE

Nov 1 Sun 3-4 Food for the Ancestors. Jan Thompson. Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois. $10 HERE

Nov 1 Sun 6-7:30 Spreckels’ Sugar Empire. Bruce Bennett. San Francisco City Guides. HERE

Nov 1&2 Sun10pm& Mon4pm Food -- Delicious Science. Exploring the science behind the food we eat. Michael Mosley and James Wong. WETA Passport TV. Info HERE

Nov 2 Mon 3pm Emulsions and Foams. Science and Cooking Public Lecture Series. Harvard (4 talks) HERE Past Science & Cooking series 69 videos HERE/ TAPE will be with this group of tapes HERE

Nov 2 Mon 8-9 Meet a Nose: Harold McGee author of Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World's Smells, 2020. The Institute for Art and Olfaction $10 HERE

Nov 4 Wed 12:30 All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food, and the Battle for Women's Right to Vote. Laura Kumin. Washington Walks. HERE

Nov 4 Wed 7 Holiday Entertaining Tips from the Beecher Sisters. Harriet Beecher Stowe House HERE

Nov 4 Wed 7:30 pm Wisconsin Grapes: A tasting flight of history, present trends and culinary opportunities. Nick Smith. CHEW Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin. TAPES HERE

Nov 4 Wed 9:30pm Teacups: A History. A look at Western tea ware, from the basic to the most extra. Friday Afternoon Tea (shop in Seattle WA) $15 HERE

Nov 5 Thurs 12 Horse and other Animal Breads . Bread Seminar and baking by author William Rubel. Join Rubel's Facebook page Bread History and Practice for future topics and details HERE. Register HERE

Nov 5-6 Thur-Fri 9-1 Capitalism and the Senses conference. includes “Teacup: American Tea Consumption in 19th cen;” “Use not perfumery to flavor soup;” “The Sensory Synergies of Alcohol Beverage Marketing in mid20th cen US.” Hagley Library HERE

Nov 5-6 Thur-Fri 12-5 Grains & Revolution. Food in Uncertain Times conference. Chatham University HERE

Nov 5 Thur 3 When in the Renaissance, eat as the artists ate. Botticelli, Caravaggio, Brunelleschi Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Pontormo (Florence). Curious Appetite Travel (Italy) $30 HERE

Nov 6 Fri 5:30-7 The Famous Gilded Age Balls that Forever Changed NYC. Kristen Oehlrich. New York Adventure Club. Replay for one week $10 HERE

Nov 6 Fri 7pm History in a Glass: A Cocktail Tutorial. Derek Brown, Robert Yule authors of Spirits Sugar Water Bitters: How the Cocktail Conquered the World. Monticello. $25 access to tape for short period HERE

Nov 7 Sat 2pm A Virtual Taste of the Lost Pennsylvania Grape Vine. Mike Madaio. HFSDV HERE Past TAPES HERE

Nov 7 Sat 7pm Creating Sunset Magazine's Cooking Department: A Study of Men, Women, and Cooking in the 1930s. Jennifer Pagano. Culinary Historians of Northern California. HERE

Nov 7 Sat 8-10pm Cocktails, Caribbean Rum & American Escapism - An Interactive Tiki Experience. Matt Pietrek. Museum of Distilled Spirits (just forming stage). $35 HERE

Nov 8 Sun. 2pm The New Chesapeake Kitchen: Local Foods Healthy for Bay and Body. John Shields. CHoW Culinary Historians of DC HERE

Nov 8 Sun 3pm Julia Child. Great Autobiographies and Memoirs. Sara Lukinson. Smithonian Associates. $25 HERE

Nov 9-10 Mon-Tue Food Futures in the Anthropocene: Place-Based, Just, Convivial conference. University of Tasmania. Australia HERE

Nov 9 Mon 3pm The Science of Indian Culinary Traditions. Garima Aroa. Science and Cooking Public Lecture Series. Harvard HERE Past Science & Cooking series 69 videos HERE / TAPE will be with this group of tapes HERE

Nov 9 Mon 5pm Old Line Plate: Maryland Cooking Traditions. Kara Harris. Enoch Pratt Library HERE

Nov 9 Mon 6pm Indigenous Plants for Food, Fibre and Medicine. Indigenous Australians. Frankston City Council by Frankston City CouncilHERE

Nov 10 Tue 2:30-4:30 Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Food Systems Miijim: Food as Relations. Environmental & Urban Change. York University. Canada HERE TAPES HERE

Nov 10 Tue 7-8:30 Traditional Pueblo Bread Making in Ah-cutoo (horno, adobe oven). Sage Andrew Romero, member of the Tovowahamatu Nuumu/Tuah-Tahi (Big Pine Paiute/Taos Pueblo) tribes, will tell "the stories of the histories of bread making." Dancing Earth. HERE

Nov 10 Tue 7-8:30pm The Art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony of Urasenke. Urasenke Chanoyu Center. New York Adventure Club. Replay for one week $10 HERE

Nov 10 Tues 8pm Sweet Greeks: First-Generation Immigrant Confectioners in the Heartland. Ann Flesor Beck. Chicago Foodways Roundtable. HERE

Nov 10 Tue 8-10pm Margarita Tuesday! Celebrate Tequila. Khrys Maxwell. History, make versions. Museum of Distilled Spirits (just forming stage). $35 HERE

Nov 10 Tue 9:30-10:30pm The History of Wheat in Latin America. History, art, food - Empanadas Argentinas. Artbites at Santa Clarita Library Innovation Lab. CA Humanities HERE

Nov 10 Tues 12-1 Where has our Wild Rice Gone? [Manoomin] Dr. Marie Schaefer. MSU Extension Conservation Stewards Program. Michigan State U. HERE

Nov 12 Thurs 12:30-2:00 Health, the body and food. The Intoxicating Liquor Act 1923. Vegetarians and Anti-Vivisectionists in England, 1950-1980 . Food History Seminar - Institute of Historical Research. HERE Tapes HERE

Nov 12 Thurs 4pm The Evolution of Fermentation by Primates. Dr. Katherine Amato. 20 min talks at Fermentology and TAPES HERE

Nov 12 Thur 5-6:30pm Adapting Historic Recipes for Modern Kitchens. Marie Pangborn. Joshua L. Chamberlain House and Skolfield-Whittier House. Pejepscot History Center. Maine $10-15 POSTPONED HERE

Nov 12 Thur 5:30-7 Feast and Farmin': A Celebration of Western NC Agricultural History. heritage foods and farming. First 50 get free “Lazy Wife” greasy bean and “Dutch Fork” pumpkin seeds. Mars Hill U. HERE /

Nov 12 6pm Before The Baguette: The History of French Bread. Jim Chevallier. The Redwood Library & Athenæum. RI HERE

Nov 12 Thur 6:30 The Evolution of the Martini. Dale DeGroff author of The New Craft of the Cocktail and Erik Andersson. 92Y $25 HERE

Nov 12 Thurs 7pm Thrown, Fired and Glazed: The Redware Tradition from Pennsylvania and Beyond. Jennifer Royer. Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum. Lancaster PA. RegisterHERE Info Facebook HERE

Nov 12 Thurs 7:30-9 The Archaeology of Beer. Patty Hamrick. Brooklyn Brainery $6 HERE

Nov 12 Thurs 10pm Tea scoop. Masterworks of Japanese Tea Culture in six 75 min. sessions. by Maiko Sōka Behr, of SaBi Tea Arts. Nikkei National Museum. BC, Canada. Se10, 20; Oc8, 18; Nv12, 22. Tapes available for 48 hours; ea $10 HERE

Nov 13 Fri 12 Halal Food: A History. Febe Armanios, Bogac Ergene. Pepin Lecture. Boston University Gastronomy Program HERE

Nov 13 Fri 1-2 Julia Child and Company: Culinary Delights at the Schlesinger Library. Her papers. Marylene Altieri. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. HERE

Nov 13 Fri 4 Rethinking the Tablescape: Indigenous Origins of New England Cuisine. Rachel Beth Sayet, Mohegan educator's talk & demo. American Antiquarian Society. $15 Indigenous people no charge. HERE

Nov 13 Fri 9-10:30 pm A Gatsby Party. ArtBites Cooking Class 1920s. Southland Council of Teachers of English. $37 HERE

Nov 14 Sat ? Salt Rising Bread. Jenny Bardwell. HERE

Nov 14 Sat 1:30pm Kimjang Kimchi, a Korean Tradition. Hae Jung Cho. Culinary Historians of Southern California. HERE Tickets HERE

Nov 14 Sat 7-10 Cuisine, Conversation & Culture. African American whiskey maker Nearest Green history told by descendent Victoria Butler while Chef Jay Craddick prepare meal. Rutherford Alumnae County Chapter of DST. $30 HERE

Nov 14 Sat 7:30-10:30 Fred Harvey Foodie Dinner & Auction 2020! Benefits museum. Stephen Fried author of Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the West—One Meal at a Time. Fred Harvey Foodie Dinner & Auction 2020! Benefits NM History Museum. Donation HERE

Nov 15 Sun 1:30-2:30 Why We Eat What We Eat. Pen Vogler & Eleanor O’Keefe. cookbooks, literature, artworks and social records from 1066 in UK. How To Academy £10.72–£24.12 HERE

Nov 15 Sun 4pm Apples in the Midwestern Imagination. Lucy M. Long. Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor HERE

Nov 16 Mon The Dairy Restaurant. Ben Katchor. CHNY $10 HERE

Nov 16 Mon 8pm The Rule of Rum. Cynthia Clampitt. Niles Library IL HERE

Nov 16 Mon 9:30-11:30 pm Spilling the Tea. A history of propaganda as a tool for control in imperial and colonial agricultural trade. Friday Afternoon Tea (shop in Seattle WA) $15 HERE

Nov 18 Wed 4 The 1918 Spanish Flu and the Salmon Packers' Response. Ross Coen. Northwest Salmon Canners AssociationHERE

Nov 18 Wed 5 Shakespeare Lightning Round. John Tufts. "Fat Rascals: Dining at Shakespeare's Table". Folger Shakespeare Library. HERE

Nov 18 Wed 6:45pm All You Can Eat: A Culinary History of America. since 1850 … “immigration, economic forces, politics, religion, gender, foreign policy, and debates over national identity” determine what we ate. Allen Pietrobon. Smithsonian Associates $30 HERE

Nov 19 Thurs 12 Introduction to the breads of Egypt . Bread Seminar and baking by author William Rubel. Join Rubel's Facebook page Bread History and Practice for future topics and details HERE. Register HERE

Nov 19 Thurs 2-3:30 Who was Typhoid Mary. The cook was the healthy carrier of a deadly virus - typhoid fever in the early 1900s. Leslie Goddard. Great Neck Library NY HERE

Nov 19 Thur 3 Caterina de’ Medici, the royal foodie and her “food legacy.” Curious Appetite Travel (Italy) $30 HERE

Nov 19 Thur 7pm From the Napa Valley to Virginia Vines: Jefferson’s Legacy in Wine Monticello. $25 access to tape for short time HERE

Nov 19 Thurs 7 Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America. Elaine Breslaw. Historic Annapolis $15 HERE

Nov 19 Thurs 8-9:30 Pie: a history! Sarah Lohman. Brooklyn Brainery. $7 HERE

Nov 20 Fri 12 Recipes and Remembrances of Fair Dillard. Zella Palmer, Katherine Kennedy. Dillard University, New Orleans historically black college. Pepin Lecture. Boston University Gastronomy Program HERE

Nov 20 Fri 12-1:15 Pontormo and Pasta: Live from Tuscany. Elaine Trigiani. Smithsonian Associates. $25 HERE

Nov 20 Fri 6-7:30 Back to our Kitchens. Play. 4 women of Rev War, Civil War, WWI, WWII work out of home, then return to kitchen after. Wilton House Museum donation HERE

Nov. 21 Sat 1:30-3 The Strangest Cooking Methods in the World. . Richard Foss. Culinary Historians of San Diego. HERE Register HERE TAPES HERE

Nov 21 Sat 2-3 Fort from Home. Victorian Cooking. Soda Scone. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum $10+ HERE

Nov 22 Stir up Sunday make Christmas Pudding UK

Nov 22 Sun 5-7:30AM Stir-up Sunday: Christmas puddings and desserts. Carmela Sereno Hayes. Northampton Museums & Art Gallery. UK £21.43 HERE

Nov 22 Sun 10am Sugar Sugar: The Taste of Colonialism. Dr. Malcolm Cocks, and poet Keith Jarrett. Centre for Public Engagement. London. HERE

Nov 22 Sun 10-12 The Regency Cook’s 1830 Christmas Pudding Cookery Course online. Paul Couchman, London. Tapes sent after £12-£16 HERE

Nov 22 Sun 4pm. Cold water jar. Masterworks of Japanese Tea Culture in six 75 min. sessions. by Maiko Sōka Behr, of SaBi Tea Arts. Nikkei National Museum. BC, Canada. Se10, 20; Oc8, 18; Nv12, 22. Tapes available for 48 hours; ea $10 HERE

Nov 23 Mon 1:30-2:30 Philadelphia at the Table: Sleuthing the Paper Trails of Culinary History in Library Company Collections and Regional Archives with Dr. William Woys Weaver. The Library Company of Phila .HERE

Nov 24 Tue 4 History in the Baking: Thanksgiving Traditions in Colorado. Nathan Richie and children talk and make holiday treat. Golden History Museum & Park, Colorado. Facebook live HERE

Nov 24 Tues 4-5 Pandemic Perspectives: Comfort Food During a Pandemic. Smithsonian Museum of American History. HERE

Nov 24 Tue   Colonial Foodways Cooking Demo with Justin Cherry, a baker. Stratford Hall, VA  HERE

Nov 25 Wed 6-8 Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well – “La scienza in cucina e l'arte di mangiar bene” by Pellegrino Artusi (1820-1911). Paolo Fassina. Dante Alighieri Society in Hong Kong HERE

Nov 26 Thur 2-3:30 Victory in the Kitchen – The Life of Churchill’s Cook. Dr. Annie Gray. Morley Arts Festival. £5 HERE

Nov 28 Sat 11:30 Women in the Kitchen, Twelve Essential Cookbook Writers Who Defined the Way We Eat, from 1661 to Today. Anne Willan. Culinary Historians of Chicago. HERE

Nov 29 Sun 1-2 Gastronomic Contributions from Mexico to the World. Teotihuacan History and Food Tour: maize, tacos, and chocolate. Impact Travel Collective (to "travel with a positive impact") $ HERE

DECEMBER EVENTS   Eastern time zone 22 /

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Dec 1 Tue 10am Dining Etiquette. History of polite eating and other cultures. The English Manner. UK by The English Manner £27.54-£32.93 HERE

Dec 1 Tue 5:15-6:30 Caribbean Connections. Warfare and slavery, New Eng horses for sugar mills. Mass Historical Society HERE

Dec 1 Tue 7pm The Lees & Liquor: The role of alcohol in the 18th century. Justin Fornal. Stratford Hall, VA HERE

Dec 1 Tue 9:30-10:30pm Holiday Ponches. Latin American drinks may be hot cold, red, creamy… Artbites at Santa Clarita Library Innovation Lab. CA Humanities HERE

Dec 2 Wed 6pm The Truth about Baked Beans: An Edible History of New England. Meg Muckenhoupt. Boston Public Library Research Services Dept. HERE

Dec 2 Wed 7:30 pm Chinese Restaurants in Madison before 1980 . Ann Waidelich. CHEW Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin.  TAPES HERE

Dec 3 Thurs 12 The Quartern Loaf . Bread Seminar and baking by author William Rubel. Join Rubel's Facebook page Bread History and Practice for future topics and details HERE. Register HERE

Dec 3 Thurs 12:30-2 ‘The harte and stomack…of England’: Falstaff’s Ambiguous Stomach. Food History Seminar - Institute of Historical Research. HERE TAPES HERE

Dec 3 Thur 3 When in the Renaissance, eat as the artists ate. Botticelli, Caravaggio, Brunelleschi Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Pontormo (Florence). Curious Appetite Travel (Italy) $30 HERE

Dec 3 Thur 5-6:30 Carbon Futures: Cultivating coal consumption in the second quarter of the 19th century. Rebecca Szantyr. The Library Company of Phila HERE and TAPES will be HERE

Dec 3 Thurs 8pm How Trader Joe’s changed the way America eats. Susie Wyshak. Chicago Foodways Roundtable HERE

Dec 4 Fri 12 Cook, Taste, Learn: How the Evolution of Science Transformed the Art of Cooking. Guy Crosby, Val Ryan. Pepin Lecture. Boston University Gastronomy Program HERE

Dec 4 Fri 12-1:15 Elegant Dining and Entertaining in the Victorian Era. Francine Segan. Smithsonian Associates. $25 HERE

Dec 5 Sat 10-12 The Regency Cook’s 1830 Mince Pie Cookery Course online. Paul Couchman, London. Tapes sent after £12-£16 HERE

Dec 6 Sun 5:30 The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England. Ken Turino. Image of Santa throwing “English Plum Pudding” down chimney. Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum. donation HERE

Dec 08 Tue 6 The Nation's Founding Fish [Shad] Returns to America's Historic Small Watershed Dr. Gerald Kauffman. Athenaeum of Philadelphia HERE

Dec 8 Tues 6:30? Troubling Paradise: Tiki Bars. Kerry Knerr. CHNY Culinary Historians of New York. $10 HERE

Dec 8 Tue 8pm Indigenous Seed-saving. Beth Roach of Alliance of Native Seedkeepers. Virginia. Women's Earth AllianceHERE
First talk TAPES - Sharing Seeds: our first treaty. Haudenosaunee Story of Creation HERE

Dec 9 Wed 8pm An Onion in My Pocket. Deborah Madison. Culinary Historians of Chicago. HERE

Dec 10 Thurs 7pm The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science and Capitalism in the Antebellum North. Emily Pawley HERE

Dec 12 Sat  Christmastide: colonial cooking demo, holiday decorations workshop, live music. Stratford Hall, VA HERE

Dec 12 Sat 1:30pm The Culinary History of Disneyland and Walt Disney. Marcy Carriker Smothers. Culinary Historians of Southern California. HERE Tickets HERE

Dec 13 Sun 1-2 Gastronomic Contributions from Mexico to the World. Teotihuacan History and Food Tour: maize, tacos, and chocolate. Impact Travel Collective (to "travel with a positive impact") $ HERE

Dec 13 Sun. 2pm How Food Writing Has Changed over the Decades. Bonnie Benwick. CHoW Culinary Historians of DC HERE

Dec 16 Wed 3 Renaissance Medicinal Recipes. Eye medicine from Ophthalmodouleia by Georg Bartisch in 1583. Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye HERE

Dec 17 Thurs 12 Guest Speaker or tentatively, Pliny, Pompeii, and Roman Bread. Bread Seminar and baking by author William Rubel. Join Rubel's Facebook page Bread History and Practice for future topics and details HERE. Register HERE

Dec 17 Thurs 12:30-2 Scottish food: ferments and sweets. Sowans and other ‘Scrappy’ Fermented Foods / Evolution of the consumption of sweet discretionary products. Food History Seminar - Institute of Historical Research. HERE TAPES HERE

Dec 17 Thur 7pm Cuisine and National Identity in the Early Republic. Peter Mabli. The Library Company, Phila. HERE

Jan 9 Sat 1:30pm That Farm Town, Los Angeles. Charles Perry. Culinary Historians of Southern California. HERE Tickets HERE

Jan 10 Sun. 2pm Is there Such a thing as American Cuisine? Paul Freedman. CHoW Culinary Historians of DC HERE

Jan 13 Wed 8-9:30 What’s for Dinner in 1920. Dr. Geoff Hunt. Grocery shopping and American diets in the Roaring Twenties. Golden History Museum & Park, Colorado. $10 nonmember HERE

Jan 21 Thurs 12 Ships Biscuits . Jeff Pavic. Bread Seminar and baking by author William Rubel. Join Rubel's Facebook page Bread History and Practice for future topics and details HERE. Register HERE

Feb ? Jewish origins of Viennese Cuisine. Susanne Belovari. Chicago Foodways Roundtable HERE

DR CLARISSA F. DILLON ON 18TH CENTURY KITCHEN GARDEN PLANTS AND THEIR USES

Clarissa Dillon is still tending her period correct kitchen garden at the 1696 Thomas Massey House in Broomall, PA west of Philadelphia. But now, in our Covid virtual reality, we get to watch great 10 minute episodes on Clarissa talking about the plants, their uses, the house, and delight in her vast knowledge, sharp wit and great sense of fun. Her neighbor Pam Sedor, a librarian at Radnor Memorial Library, films her and writes amusing commentary in the new series One Cool Colonial. Be sure to check it out! HERE

The clever title is taken from a Philadelphia Inquirer 2012 article about Dr. Dillon. The garden is the embodiment of her Ph.D. dissertation and resulting book “A large, an useful, and a grateful Field." Eighteenth-Century Kitchen Gardens in Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Use of the Plants, and Their Place in Women's Work.

As she said in Episode 1, on her apothecary roses and her portable still to make rose water, “...the kitchen garden contains only useful plants -- and I use them.” 

VOLUNTEER TO TRANSCRIBE MANUSCRIPT RECIPES, MENUS

More info on post HERE
Folgers list of online resources for early modern English paleography… to learn to decipher, read, and interpret manuscript materials written in early handwriting. HERE

COULD USE VOLUNTEER TRANSCRIBERS -
EMROC Early Modern Recipes Online Collective - HERE

Folger Shakespeare Library, DC - EMMO, Before Farm to Table... HERE
Szathmary Cookbooks at University of IowaHERE
NYPL New York Public Library menus - HERE

COOKING HISTORICALLY DURING THE QUARANTINE

Benjamin Franklin's recipes in blog posts with info on his life and 18th cen culture on the American Philosophical Society BLOG.  More on Franklin's handwritten recipes, my post HERE

Serving up Shakespeare with John Tufts (author of Fat Rascals: Dining at Shakespeare's Table). Thurs. 8-9pm Biweekly, each a different recipe, cook-a-long. Se 10 Chewits (mini beef pies). Playbill. $12.99 His talk was very entertaining and discussed his research (some great sources). HERE

Jas Townsend & Sons (Colonial through Federal) Youtube series HERE

Tasting History Max Miller  HERE

Wyoming State Archives recipes from Wyoming cookbooks on Throwback Thursday HERE

Cooking in the Archives: Updating Early Modern Recipes (1600-1800) in a Modern Kitchen HERE

Historical Society of Pennsylvania #foodiefridaysAtHSP various cookbooks & manuscripts HERE

New York Historical Society. Recipe of the Week. Handwritten manuscripts HERE

Detroit Historical Society. Pint-Sized Prohibitions. Cocktails HERE

Connor Prairie recipe videos HERE

Old Sturbridge Village recipe videos HERE

Mexican recipes mini E-Books. UTSA Mexican Cookbook Collection and manuscripts digitalized scanned and transcribed. HERE

CULINARY HISTORIANS GROUPS  

HFSDV Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley. May 26 Tue 7pm Summertime Victorian Entertaining Becky Diamond HERE; June 16 Tue 2pm Cooking at the Hearth at Colonial Williamsburg.  need HERE Past programs HERE

Culinary Historians of Chicago.  June 18 Rule of Rum; July 15 The Kitchen; Aug _ Shakespeare's Table free. HERE  Past talks are online as podcasts HERE When Potato Fields were Prisons: Unfree Farm Labor in McHenry County during WWII,Podcast HERE and  16,000 Years of 16,000 years of Global Potato History. Raghavan Iyer. Culinary Historians of Chicago podcast HERE
 
CHEW Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin. HEREJuly 1 The Kitchen.  For members or newsletter list HERE Wisconsin beer history - Pure Beer is Pure Food!  //Potato History. To view a recording request chewwisconsin@gmail.com

Culinary Historians of Northern California. Virtual talks:Jews, Schmaltz, and Crisco April 19; Matthew Booker talk on co-editing the 2019 Food Fights: How History Matters to Contemporary Food Debates and also his family's sourdough. May 14; The Kitchen June 25

Culinary Historians of Southern California. past speakers' talks HERE

Culinary Historians of Canada. HERE Behind Every Great Cook Is a Great Mother HERE

Culinary Historians of New York.  Past issues of newsletter HERE and newer online issues HERE Past talks on podcast page being reconfigured.

CHAA Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor. Home HERE Past issues of quarterly newsletters HERE. A few taped talks: History of Arab Restaurants in US HERE. Food Policy Protests in New Deal HERE. Food Adulteration in 19th cen Michigan HERE. and Desserts of the Dirty '30s (1930s)  HERE
 
MUSEUM ACTIVITIES

Strawbery Banke Museum.
A Virtual American Celebration. 1637-1945 HERE

George Washington’s Mount Vernon
livestream tours, with tapes of past tours: Kitchen; Distillery;  Cellar (terrific!); Slave Quarters; Punch bowl, Dining room, more; author talks HERE Kitchen excavation HERE

#Museumsurvivalkit
video submissions from various museums – making recipes, foraging, etc HERE

Hagley Museum library
History Hangout conversations HERE and author talks HERE : Hasia Diner's Peddlers and the Great Jewish Migration to the New World. Amy Bentley's Inventing Baby Food. Roger Horowitz's I Wish I Was an Oscar Mayer Wiener: Innovation and the Hot Dog in America.

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.
numerous livestreams taped HERE

Colonial Williamsburg
Recipes HERE. "Explore from home" HERE. Past live videos HERE. "History is Served" (where is it now??)

Smithsonian Food History Weekends
videos of past years speakers HERE

DiMenna Children’s History Museum of the NY Historical Society. Jumbles (cookie talk for children, with recipe); Juneteenth foods.  Livinghistory@home HERE

Foodways with the Frontier Culture Museum
with Karen Becker.  Tape HERE

Tenement Museum, NYC Past talks on tape including The Dairy Restaurant; A Pickle Lesson, others HERE and A Square Meal…Great Depression HERE

Middleton Place. Charleston SC. Facebook page has live talks, tours and cooking tapes. Cooking, with rice HERE


Gunston Hall in Va. Summer Saturdays. Link for upcoming and past topics. Foods: Mason Family. Foods: People in Slavery. Cooking at home. HERE

Wadsworth Atheneum. Savor: A Revolution in Food Culture Through Jan 3, 2021 HERE

Gore Place "The Butler Takes Charge" Robert Roberts (c1777-1860) HERE and a past post HERE

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and garden. ArtBites videos about an historic cookbook and recipe HERE

Penn Museum. Zooarchaeology and Food in the Archaeological Record. Dr. Katherine M. Moore. HERE. Ancient Wine-Making, Heirloom Seeds, and Archaeobotany. Dr. Chantel White HERE

VIRTUAL LECTURE SERIES - CURRENT

Fermentology Mini-Seminars. Thurs. 4:00 20 min. talks at least once a week (after which they are put up on youtube); On the Culture of Cheese. Interesting 20 min. talk by the author of The Art of Natural Cheesemaking on using the old starter methods: wood boxes or woven baskets, clabber, whey, or keifer; The World’s Oldest Cheese and Yoghurt; other subjects bread, cheese, beer, sourdough and many more HERE   All past talks on youtube HERE
Weekly flour and bread seminar/workshops with author William Rubel every Thursday at noon. Flour before the Roller Mill, Manchet Bread, French Bread, Sourdough Bread and the Sourdough Library...  Join his Facebook page Bread History and Practice for weekly topics and details HERE

A Seat at the Table: A Journey into Jewish Food HERE   Darra Goldstein, Joan Nathan and others  discuss the food history and recipes of the Ashkenazi of Eastern Europe. (7 sessions) Free during Quarantine.  Registration HERE

River Rat Pottery - “COVID-19 CERAMICS : A survivalist guide to making ceramics during a pandemic” Facebook videos (for students to make at home) on finding river clay, drying, harvesting and cooking shells then mix in clay... HERE

Archaeology Now. Tiny Lectures (c4 min. ongoing) HERE Dr. Leni Sorensen talk about enslaved chefs at Monticello (and kitchen equipment) HERE, and History of food and feasting in ancient Egypt by Dr. Salima Ikram HERE

Medieval Life and Death History Week. On food with Chris Woolgar. All talks taped.. BBC History Mag Live HERE

Brooklyn Brainery has various topics courses for $6 or so HERE and Past Programs HERE

UNIVERSITY  COURSES - ONGOING - free or free trial

Harvard University free online classes. Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science (chemistry) HERE and (physics) HERE Each is 16 weeks/units.  Harold McGee, top chefs and Harvard researchers. Harold McGee author of On Food and Cooking : The Science And Lore Of The Kitchen 1984, 2004. Science and Cooking past talks at Harvard, 69 videos HERE



Futurelearn HERE (in conjunction with UK universities) videos and texts cover a wide variety of subjects (science, lit, health care, history...) including one by the Historic Royal Palaces on A History of Royal Fashion from Henry VIII to Elizabeth II, which is going on now.  It does not take too long to go thro a session. Four years ago, Historic Royal Palaces offered A History of Royal Food and Feasting, but it is no longer available, offered sporadically.  HERE

Great Courses HERE offers free trial (14 or 30 days) for their "lifelong learning" videos (profs give these food related talks, but not university courses) and have three series of 24 or 36, 30 minute videos.  Food: A cultural Culinary History and his earlier series Cooking across the Ages has Ken Albala cooking historical recipes in his kitchen.  
Food, Science and the Human Body is a lecture series of 36 topics by Dr. Crittenden discusses the evolution of diet, from early man, hunter gatherers, insects, spice trade, coffee and tea, as medicine.

Free online classes from universities in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) HERE, Coursera Courses HERE, Class Central HERE and FutureLearn HERE

One Day University.  7.95/month. one month free trial HERE

VIRTUAL TALKS, CONFERENCES - PREVIOUS 

Puratos Sourdough Library in Belgium, virtual tour HERE

Caffeine, author talk Michael Pollan. Radcliffe Institute. HERE

The History of Native American Cuisine with Dr. Lois Ellen Frank. Road Scholar Virtual Lecture. Frank HERE and demo HERE
Life, Death and Medicine Aboard an 18th-Century Warship with Dr. Stulc HERE

War Fare: From the Homefront to the Frontlines online exhibit with WWI recipes HERE    WWI cookbook HERE

Bread & Beauty with Claudia Kousoulas for Montgomery History. HERE

Smithsonian American History Museum Food resources 5/5/2020 HERE

Manuscript Cookbook Conference & others, Fales Food Video Archive NYU Special Collections (4 webpages, click on arrow at bottom). HERE

Roger Smith Cookbook Conference. HERE  The original site link which used to house the videos is being redirected to a grill company.

Women’s Suffrage Centennial exhibits in DC taped tours by C-SPAN.  National Archives HERE, and National Portrait Gallery HERE and pt. 2 HERE.Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission talk about 3 DC exhibits HERE A bit of a stretch, but Kleber's Suffrage Cook Book is in the Library of Congress exhibit and 10 years ago I posted her poem "Pie for a Suffragist's Doubting Husband" for the 90th.  POST HERE

Mass Historical Society Cooking Boston food history, 5 part series, videos HERE and The Great Molasses Flood Revisited Part 2 and Part 3

George Washington’s 1790 Cabinet Dinner Commemoration. 5 tapes. 3. The 18th Century Table Setting. David Barquist. Morris-Jumel Mansion HERE

Food and Drink in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art. Princeton University Art Museum  HERE   The museum has arranged it so locals can watch while enjoying a specially designed menu from a downtown Princeton restaurant Mezzaluna for pickup and wine pairings from next door Public Wine, Beer and Spirits.  What a great idea!

SYMPOSIUMS ONLINE - FREE OR SMALL FEE (videos of past talks)
 

Dublin Gastronomy Symposium (5th biennial) - Food and Disruption: What shall we eat tomorrow?   May 25-29 free! 50 peer reviewed papers HERE or HERE  Recordings of past programs  HERE

The Great Big Jewish Food Fest. May 19-28   Archive of past talks HERE

Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery - Herbs & Spices. July 10-Au 2 Not free (80 pounds/ $97), but here's your chance to watch if you have never gone. No tapes.

ONLINE READING

Historic cookbooks on line over 1,000  HERE

JSTOR - Individual Account - free -100 articles per month through December 31, 2020.  It is a collection of scholarly journals, ebooks, and images HERE

Oxford Symposium, Proceedings, prior to the most recent three years are now available on Google Books and as free downloads HERE

Newberry Library's Digital Collections for the Classroom, Chicago. HERE Essays and many period book pages on each subject: Foods of the Columbian Exchange, The Discovery of Chocolate, The Medieval Spice Trade.

Benjamin Franklin's Recipes series. American Philosophical Society, founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin houses his papers, which include recipes.  Starting in May 2020 they “have invited scholars, public historians, and chefs with a range of interests to share their reflections on Franklin, his recipes, and the culture of the eighteenth-century Atlantic World over the coming weeks.” HERE

***PAST TALKS ARE BEING ARCHIVED***
In preceding sections.  I will change the links from signup to where the tapes can be found, as time permits.


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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for these wonderful resources.

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  2. Pat, Thank you so much for keeping this list of wonderful presentations up to date. You are the greatest!

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