Upcoming Talks

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Luxury Foods
Thursday, January 25
Dallas Women's Club
Dallas, TX

Undiscovered Italy: Lombardy—Milan, Pavia & More
Monday, January 29

Reception following the lecture includes tastings of Calvisius Caviar & Grana Padano DOP cheese.

Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC


From Icebox Cake to Molecular Gastronomy: 100 Years of Food Trends
Thursday, February 15

Discover how feminism and the invention of the refrigerator combined to give us icebox cake and "sorority salad" and why Prohibition sparked a candy boom. We'll trace 10 decades of food fads & end with the cutting edge – and very edgy – trends popular today.

92nd St Y
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From Calling Cards to Cotillions: NYC's Elegant Gilded Age
Thursday, March 15

The Gilded Age – spanning from the 1860s through WWI – 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. 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 & tastings.

92nd St Y
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