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Food & Opera
Thursday, February 7
Explore the fascinating role of food in opera using amusing film snippets and stills of memorable dining and toasting moments. Discover tantalizing trivia, like why Rossini added special “sorbet arias” to his operas and why great composers such as Verdi encouraged gambling during performances.
100 Years of Food Trends
Wednesday, February 13
Women’s Club of Wisconsin
Diet Fads Through the Ages
Wednesday, February 20th
Dallas Knife and Fork Club
Elegant Entertaining in the Gilded Age
Saturday, February 23
The Gilded Age—spanning from the 1860s through WW I—was a time of calling cards, horse drawn coaches, afternoon tea, cotillions, lawn parties, and formal dinners... a time when even picnics were served on fine china.
During this lively presentation discover the 19th century meanings of giving a lady a tulip instead a rose; learn the most popular toasts of the era and when it was proper to remove your gloves or tip your hat. Discover why ladies' magazines of the 19th century advised bringing a bundle of sticks to a party. Learn the calling card equivalent of "unfriending" someone and why the nutmeg grater was the must-have accessory of the 1890s.
The event includes a trivia contest on the uses for now-obsolete objects, garnish-making demonstrations, and handouts.
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Thursday, March 7
Explore Pasta's long, rich Italian history and the cutting-edge directions it's taking today- from pasta "sushi" to pasta-based desserts. Taste a range of pasta dishes and learn how to prepare perfect pasta.
Saturday, March 30
Saturday, April 20
Secret World of Spices
Thursday, November 8
Discover how spices are grown and the many ways to use them. We'll explore their incredible stories of history, culture, travel, and trade and hear fascinating stories about farmers around the world who grow them.
Game of Thrones: Food & Feasting
Monday, July 15
6:45 – 8:30 PM
Tuesday, July 16
6:45 – 8:30 PM