How does tradition inform sustainibility and more...

Ease your Tax Day Angst with Ivan Day

The Charlotte Museum of History, in partnership with the Historical Cooking Guild of the Catawba Valley, will present an informative lecture by Ivan Day Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at the Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive in Charlotte.

Ivan Day has an international reputation for his research on British and European culinary history from farm to table. Ivan Day is a scholar, broadcaster and writer, as well as a gifted professional cook and confectioner. He is noted particularly for his re-creations of meals and table settings.

In recent decades, the study and revival of traditional methods of farming has been having a small but significant effect on the production of food in Britain. The preservation of rare breeds of heritage livestock and an increasing interest in growing heirloom vegetables and fruits has started to attract the general consumer as well as the enlightened farmer. British chefs, likewise, are looking more and more to the past glories of their country's food for inspiration. British culinary historian Ivan Day will examine for us how tradition is informing sustainable food production in the present.

This event takes place on Tuesday, April 15, from 7:00-9:00pm. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 704-568-1774. Admission is $15 for non-members and $10 for CMH members.

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