Monday, November 16, 2020

British foodways virtual talks

There are many upcoming talks on British foodways and tapes of talks: Queen Victoria, Stir-up Sunday Christmas Pudding (Nov 22), Colonial sugar trade, Scottish food and many more. Once I find the tapes of talks after they are given, this post (and other topic posts) will only keep the talks with tapes.

King George III toasting muffins, satire by James Gillray in 1791.



Nov 16 Mon 4 (8pm GMT) London’s Food Factories. 19th cen, Victorian. Rob Smith, Footprints of London £6 HERE

Nov 17 Tue 9:30-11am The Victorian Walled Garden. “as a larder for the country house with an extended cropping season.” Sue Minter author. Devon Gardens Trust. UK HERE

Nov 17 Tue 9-12 African foodways, cookery workshop. Elaine Buchanan. “enslaved Africans influenced the cuisines that now exist in the islands of the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas. We will also cook two simple recipes.” Open School East. UK HERE

Nov 19 Thurs 6-6:45AM Let’s Talk about Food. “new film [about]… the food adventures of European settler colonists in the Americas.” Dr. Winchcombe talks on impact of new food and encounters between colonists and indigenous peoples. John Rylands Research Institute and Library. Being Human Festival. UK HERE

Nov 19 Thur 1:30-3:30pm Bostin’ Tea Party Virtual CafĂ©. “‘Black Country’ words and phrases, especially those related to food.” University of Wolverhampton. Being Human Festival. UK HERE

Nov 19 Thur 3pm (8pm GMT) London's Historic Markets. Rob Smith. Footprints of London £6 HERE

Nov 20 Fri 6-9AM Sensing Sugaropolis. Greenlock, Scotland was mid 19th cen sugar refining hub. Migrant workers at refineries; German sugar-bakers, Italian grocers and confectioners. ‘Sensory kit’ pick up at The Watt Institution, Greenrock. U of St. Andrews. Being Human Festival. UK HERE

Nov 21 Sat 9-10:30AM Alcohol in the Archives. U of Glascow archives collection of 19th and 20th century Scottish temperance movements will have access for the writing project. University of Glasgow. Being Human Festival. UK HERE

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 5:30-7:30AM / and 8-9AM 2 sessions. Yum Yum: Get a Taste for History. “…colonial horticulture and food. Try some familiar and more unusual food items that have travelled continents and to settle in the UK. Compare their changes of names and preparations along the way”. Race Council Cymru in partnership with Bangor University. Wales. Being Human Festival. UK HERE

Nov 22 Sun 10-1 Sugar Sugar: The Taste of Colonialism. History of slavery on plantations, export, consumption; taste sugar in different states; see raw sugar cane, sugar beets. Dr. Malcolm Cocks, and poet Keith Jarrett. Centre for Public Engagement. U of London. Being Human Festival. UK HERE

Dec 3 Thur 2pm; Dec 8 Tue 2pm Slums to the Stars: Covent Garden in the Nineteenth Century. (“largest fruit and veg market in the country”… surviving structures) Richard Watkins, Footprints of London £6 HERE

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

Dec 9 Wed 12-1 also Dec 4 Potatoes, Plum Pudding and Peacock: eating with the Victorians at Christmas. Dr. Annie Gray author of . The Greedy Queen: Eating with Victoria. The National Archives. Taped, no Q&A HERE

Dec 9 Wed 2-3 Christmas Customs. “selected food, decorations, and events“ Sharn Matthews. Northampton Museums & Art Gallery. £5.80 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 1:30-4 Taste the Solway: Historical Recipes. Talk and demonstrate some Roman to Medieval dishes in UK. Caroline Nicolay from Pario Gallico. Solway Coast AONB HERE

TAPES

Dublin Gastronomy Symposium (5th biennial) - Food and Disruption: What shall we eat tomorrow? free! 50 peer reviewed papers HERE TAPES of panels HERE

Churchill’s Cook has been taken down. Here is a good podcast on the subject done in Jan. 2020 by the author Dr. Annie Gray Victory in the Kitchen on 'Travels Through Time' podcast TAPE HERE

A Greedy Queen: Queen Victoria and Her Food. Dr Annie Gray. 2017 Durham University TAPE HERE

Kew Palace: The King’s Dinner and the Nation’s Appetites. Rachel Rich // Of Meat and Men: Bodies in the Royal Household. Lisa Smith. Feb 2020 Institute of Historical Research. U of London UK Info and TAPES HERE

Bread and gender in early medieval England: "Did ladies originally make their own bread?" // "Women, Bread, and the Supernatural." Food History Seminar. Institute of Historical Research. HERE FULL. TAPES HERE This particular tape HERE

Food, the body and visual culture: "Culinary Satire in the Reign of George III" and "Pork, parasites and slaughterhouse reform, 1880-1900." Food History Seminar - Institute of Historical Research. HERE TAPES HERE

Race and Food in the Early Modern Book Food and the Book: 1300-1800. Folger and Newberry libraries. Register HERE TAPE HERE

Domestic Knowledge” in the Early Modern Recipe Book // Consuming Sugar in the British-Atlantic World 1650-1720 Lucy Havard & Mimi Goodall. Institute of Historical Research, University of London .HERE

Cookery Book Collections. A snapshot of how cookery books have been created, used and collected through history and their relationship with wider culture. Curators from British Library, Leeds libraries and U of Leeds. HERE

Salt making on the Solway. Andrew Fielding and John Pickin. 17th cen - Solway Coast Area UK HERE/ TAPE HERE start at 13-14 min.

The Anarchy The Relentless Rise of the East India Company. William Dalrymple. tape HERE

A Regency Kitchen Tour. The Regency Town House. Brighton/Hove UK HERE. Tape HERE

English Puddings. The Regency Town House. Brighton/Hove UK HERE. Tape HERE /

Ice cream in the Age of Enlightenment. Ivan Day. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. CT 2 tapes my Ivan Day with an ice cream demo ahd Past TAPE . HERE

Many Mouths: The Politics of Food in Britain from the Workhouse to the Welfare State. Nadja Durbach. Oct TAPE HERE

Anchored in Beer and Land- Bullard’s Brewery. Norfolk Record Office. Late 19th cen records HERE TAPE after Oct 8 HERE

Processed food and globalisation. 19th century. Food History Seminar . Institute of Historical Research. HERE TAPES HERE

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

Researching British History online. Institute of Historical Research. U of London TAPE HERE

Layers of London: putting histories on the map Webpage HERE youtube TAPES HERE

Calendar of virtual food history talks HERE

NOV. PAST TALKS Waiting to see if/where tape posted

Nov 12 Thur 7-8AM The Spice of Life: Opening up New Worlds Through Taste . A play with three actors: a sailor; an East India Company man; and an Indian traveler who each deliver a monologue on trade, empire and culinary crossings. The scene: an 18th century Mogul court. Strawberry Hill House. Being Human Festival. UK HERE

Nov 13 Fri 1:30-2:30pm The New British Cookbook. 250 years of British cuisine and uncover our changing tastes. British Academy. Being Human Festival. UK HERE

Nov 13 Fri 2-3pm What the Medieval Doctor Ordered. University of Cambridge. Being Human Festival. UK HERE

Nov 14 Sat 9-10am Medieval Books in the 21st Century. Digital editing. University of Exeter. Being Human Festival. UK HERE

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