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6PM Food & Social Networks

October 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leader: Dr. Alexia Moyer, Editor red Line-ligne rouge
Contact: amfmoyer@hotmail.com for food contribution

Clifford, Helen. “Patents for Portability: Cooking Aboard Ship 1650-1850.” Food on the Move:
Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery. Ed. Harlan Walker. Devon,
England: Prospect Books, 1996.

excerpts from . . .
Grossman, Anne C, and Lisa G. Thomas. Lobscouse & Spotted Dog: Which It’s a Gastronomic
Companion to the Aubrey/Maturin Novels. New York: W.W. Norton, 2000.

Macdonald, Janet. Feeding Nelson’s Navy: The True Story of Food at Sea in the Georgian Era.
London: Frontline, 2014.

The unifying thread across these readings is food and public space. In this case public space
is a ship (which functions very much like a small town) on international waters. We will also
discuss cooking in transit, portable foods and how our private, domestic kitchens have been
influenced by innovations at sea. And finally, there is a literary connection. Patrick O’Brian’s
nautical historical novels have been reimagined as a literary cookbook.

Potluck prompt: portable foods


October 2, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


3610 McTavish, 2nd floor
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2 Canada
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