Time: September 21, 2009 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Charlotte Museum of History
Street: 3500 Shamrock Drive
City/Town: Charlotte, NC 28215
Website or Map: http://www.charlottemuseum.org
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: Historical Cooking Guild of the Catawba Valley & Charlotte Museum of History
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2009
Sandy Oliver, a major figure in the culinary history world, will speak on "The Food Historian in the Kitchen." Admission is $10 ($7 for museum members); registration is required - call 704-568-1774.
Food history is full of useful information, including food preservation advice, great and forgotten recipes, and a myriad of alternative, and often green, technologies. Many people love and live with their cherished antiques and heirlooms, so why not do the same in the kitchen? From early bread pudding recipes to celebrations of fresh fruits of the garden, Sandy Oliver will discuss how decades of historic research has enriched her daily life and can do the same for yours as well.
Sandy Oliver has been active in food and food history since 1971 when she developed a fireplace cooking program for an 1830s house at the Mystic Seaport Museum. She is the author of The Food of Colonial and Federal America and Saltwater Foodways and co-author of Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving History and Recipes from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie. She is also a freelance food writer and columnist in New England, and maintains the website www.foodhistorynews.com, where she provides weekly updates on food history happenings.