Adults and children ages 12+ must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination to attend in-person programs. Please read our health protocols before coming to 92Y.
Masks must be worn by everyone over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status.
Starting Monday, September 6, 2021: Adults and children age 12+ must show proof of vaccination upon arrival at 92Y.
Thank you for doing your part in helping to keep everyone in our community safe.
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Amusing and informative talks on the foods, feasting and entertainments of four fascinating time periods starting with the Ancient Egypt and traveling forward through time to Greece, Rome, and Victorian England.
Each talk includes handouts of delicious, simple-to-make, recipes of the time period.
August 27: Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt. An amusing and informative foray into the delicious foods and lush dining customs of ancient Egypt, which includes images of Egyptian art and artifacts. Discover fascinating tidbits about Cleopatra’s dinner parties including why guests wore wax cones; how Egyptians kneaded dough with their feet; and the must-serve foods for pyramid builders.
September 3: Alexander the Great and Ancient Greece. Author of Philosopher’s Kitchen, Francine Segan, entertains with tantalizing tales on the foods and dining customs of Ancient Greece including the philosopher’s writings on wine, health, and even dinner party seating!
September 17: Caesar and Ancient Rome. Roast peacock or flamingo tongue anyone? Journey back to ancient Roman times when gluttony ruled! Learn about the decadent delicacies, extravagant etiquette and dining oddities as well as the latest jokes and gossip that would have been shared at meals back then.
September 24: Queen Victoria and Victorian England. Queen Victoria’s long reign from 1837 to 1901, 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.
Online programs:An access link will be emailed to you after purchase
Adults and children age 12+ must show proof of vaccination upon arrival at 92Y
Francine Segan is the author of six books including Shakespeare’s Kitchen and Dolci: Italy’s Sweets. Her most recent book is Pasta Modern.
The Royal Table: A History of Royal Entertainment
Aperitivo: Italy’s Magical Hour
Italy’s Food, Culture & Sights: North to South
Italy’s Motor Valley: Fast Cars, Slow Food with Francine Segan
Dante’s Ravenna with Francine Segan
Oscar Wilde’s Ireland: Food & Sights
The Berkshires in Food
The Food of Sicily
Live online cooking instruction from today’s most exciting culinary figures