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5:30pm Four Course Meal

October 27, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Four Course Meal

For those who seek to bring a little food into their research, we propose the following four course meal. First, for those who like a little novelty in their cookbooks, we will be examining 19th-century domestic fiction. Next, a history of salt, milk and forks or, as we’re calling it, “the history of the world through a single food or food-related item” followed by a look at food and virtue and what each has to do with the other. We’ll finish up the series with a workshop centered on the theme of the 2017 Oxford Symposium of Food and Cookery: Food and Landscape. We encourage both scholars and non-scholars alike to partake of the readings and of the snacks. We seek also to engage the English-language community and thereby extend the network already established by a lively discussion group for francophone scholars and food professionals led by Julia Csergo of UQAM.


Meeting dates and time:

Last Thursday of every month: 17h30-19h30, at MISC 3463 Peel Street

Contact Alexia Moyer for more information alexia.moyer@mail.mcgill.ca


2-hour discussions. 15-minute context and presentation by session leader then discussion among attendees. A 10-minute slot reserved each meeting for attendees wanting to present work-in-progress. Potluck: bring your favourites!



Thursday October 27th

Food Biographies or “The History of the World Through a Single Food or Food-Related object.” – session leader Natalie Doonan


What is the value of looking at the world through the lens of food? And what are the drawbacks?


Gastropod – The Golden Spoon and/or Say Cheese, https://gastropod.com/

Kurlansky, Mark. “A Well-Salted Hexagon.” Salt: A World History. New York: Walker and Co, 2002. Print.

Wilson, Bee, and Annabel Lee. “Introduction.” Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat. New York: Basic Books, 2012. Internet resource.

Valenze, Deborah M. “Virtuous White Liquor in the Middle Ages.” Milk: A Local and Global History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. 34-57. Print.






October 27, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


3463 Peel Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W7 Canada
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