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RESCHEDULED*** VIRTUAL - A History of Activism through Cookbooks

RESCHEDULED*** VIRTUAL - A History of Activism through Cookbooks

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A History of Activism through Cookbooks


Food has often been a way for activist communities to fundraise, connect, and spread the word about their cause. We'll look at the origins of the link between food and activism with the abolitionist food writers of the Civil War. We'll unpack suffrage cookbooks from the turn of the 20th century and the earliest LGBTQ cooking pamphlets from the 1906s. Finally, we'll analyze the People's Cookbook of Philadelphia, a community of organizers depicted through recipes. Lastly, we'll talk about how food is still used to connect and advocate for causes to this day.

About the author:
Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestselling book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. She focuses on the history of food as a way to access the stories of diverse Americans. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and NPR. She has presented across the country, from the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC to The Culinary Historians of Southern California. Her current project, Endangered Eating: Exploring America’s Vanishing Cuisine will be released with W.W. Norton & Co. in 2023.

Thursday, June 13, 2024
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online - Zoom #1
  Adult > Book / Film Discussion     Adult > Cooking and Baking     Featured Event     Online Program  
For online registrations: Event URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UfRku1CQTdqI0_mNKQ5Qkg

Event Organizer

Jill Kenny

978-256-5521 x1114


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