Here's the Spring 2010 schedule for the Culinary Historians of Boston
Wednesday, January 20th Kathryn Allamong Jacob “King of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man About Washington During the Gilded Age“ www.kingofthelobby.com Why is this Gilded Age lobbyist relevant to the Culinary Historians? Sam combined delicious food, fine wines, and delightful conversation to create a new kind of lobbying in Washington after the Civil War. In a capital city where the food at official dinners was often appallingly bad, Sam reigned over the new social lobby that he created at his dinner table for more than a decade. Those who dined with him gushed that his evenings were "noctes ambrosianae"!
Tuesday, February 23rd Andy Coe “Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States”
Tuesday, March 23rd Corky White “Coffee and the Café in Japan” Corky White is professor of Anthropology at BU and she currently working on a book on Coffee and cafes in Japan.
Wednesday, April 21st Stephen Cole and Lindy Gifford "The Cranberry: Hard Work and Holiday Sauce”
May 2010 (date to be decided) Banquet Newberry College