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TALK ($ TICKET REQUIRED): A Look at Victorian and Edwardian Food
***EVENT BEING PRODUCED BY ROYAL OAK FOUNDATION - $$$ TICKET REQUIRED. $30 member; $40 non-member (membership is from $80)*** While I haven't gone to this specific talk I have joined a talk before at the Merchant House Museum where Carl led the tour and talk. It was fab. Ticket Link Here: Note: an RSVP to Meetup lets me know you are coming, a purchased ticket means you'll have access to the event! So hope to see you there! From Dickens to Downton A Look at Victorian and Edwardian Food From Dickens to Downton: Victorian and Edwardian Food is a journey through British food and dining traditions from the mid-19th century through the early part of the 20th century. Beginning with a look at food references in the work of Charles Dickens, which helped establish some of Britain’s most cherished culinary traditions, the talk will continue all the way through to the world of great town and country houses known to lovers of Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs. This talk will take a look at dining tables both upstairs and downstairs, as well as inside and outside the house, including some National Trust properties such as Petworth House and Standen House. Carl Raymond, food historian, writer and lecturer, will lead the audience on an illustrated tour of some of the classic dishes of the Victorian and Edwardian periods. He will also discuss their background, how they were prepared, and how they were served. He will talk about cultural and social trends, and influences, that affected eating and entertaining from the Industrial Revolution to the beginning of World War I. Carl Raymond Food historian, writer and museum educator He has worked at the Merchant’s House Museum as well as King Manor Museum in education and programming. Carl trained at French Culinary Institute as well as the Institute for Culinary Education and holds a diploma in Culinary Arts. He has taught recreational cooking classes throughout New York City and has lectured on food history for the Merchant’s House Museum, the National Arts Club, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, St. George’s Society, Historic Royal Palaces and the English Speaking Union. He was a contributing writer on SAVORING GOTHAM: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City (Oxford University Press) and is at work on his own book, a culinary history of the Gilded Age.

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Meet other local family history fans who are interested in learning about genealogy and researching their family history.

A NYC based informal and fun group intended to gather together to share tips, exchange information, celebrate their Irish / British heritage, hear from experts, become fascinated by history, discoveries and fun - with hopes there may be some neat discoveries about your family history along the way!

Whether you are fan of genealogy, history, Irish / British culture or are interested in learning more different aspects of history and/or the city - or any combination thereof - this is the group for you. This is open to everyone. Simply: you just need to have an interest in genealogy and/or history!

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