Past to Apron is a virtual culinary history conference.
Geared to the general interest level, talks will highlight food and drink history from different time periods and regions of the world.
Bringing in the Irish element, one of the talks will be presented by Alison, the Countess of Rosse at Birr Castle.
If you are not familiar with Birr Castle it is located in co. Offaly in Ireland. What makes it special from an Irish culinary history standpoint is that it holds Ireland's oldest known handwritten cookbook - that dates back to the late 1600s! One of the recipes within this cookbook was included in the RTE / Netflix series "Lords and Ladles" for a potato pie. Alison will highlight many aspects of food and history at the castle.
The conference runs from 10AM ET on Saturday June 26 through to Sunday June 27, 11:59PM ET - with options of extended viewing time beyond the weekend to Friday July 2 at 11:59PM ET. Talks may be viewed as per the schedule and on demand. A "Netflix" of food and drink history
Early bird tickets now on sale.
The program highlights:
--Time for Tea - SAM BILTON --Dinner Through the Ages: Five Hundred Years of Dining at Birr Castle - ALISON, COUNTESS OF ROSSE --A Szathmary Smorgasbord: Delights from University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & Archives - ELIZABETH I. RIORDAN --Lovingly Elena: Introducing Americans to Mexican Food - GENA PHILIBERT-ORTEGA --Food+ Drink (History) Allowed: Collecting, Researching, + Collaborating in the Archives - KIRA A. DIETZ --Food on The Portal to Texas History - JACOB MANGUM --Dining on the Rails - STEPHANIE GILMORE --Grow, Cook and Design with Edible Flowers - SYLVIA LUKACH --From Ocean to Art to Table! - KRISTIN BELEW, KACY LORBER --A Fictitious Feast - BRIDGET BRAY
There is also expected to be an additional talk presented by the Plimoth Plantation and will be updated into the program schedule once confirmed.