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Join food historian and expert Francine Segan as she journeys through the past and present of our favorite foods. Programs include rich histories and delicious tastings.
Discover the origins of iconic classics like pineapple upside cake and Caesar Salad. Learn how feminism and the invention of the refrigerator combined to give us icebox cake and “sorority salad” and why Prohibition sparked a candy boom. Learn about make-do Depression era innovations like “mystery cake” and mock apple pie, WWII rationing, ‘50s cocktail party craze, and the Jackie Kennedy and Julia Child-influenced French craze. From molecular gastronomy to 3-D printed food, hear about the cutting edge — and the very edgy — trends popular today. Includes a tasting.
Francine Segan is the author of six books including Shakespeare’s Kitchen and Dolci: Italy’s Sweets. Her most recent book is Pasta Modern.
From Icebox Cake to Molecular Gastronomy: 100 Years of Food Trends
From Calling Cards to Cotillions: Elegant Entertaining in NY’s Gilded Age
Shakespeare's Kitchen: Elizabethan Daily Life in Food
Dinner with Socrates: Life, Health and Dining in Ancient Greece
Francine Segan’s World of Tasting