Event: Eat, Drink and Be Merry? The Politics of Food and Drink: Cookbooks (20 Sept)

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The British, Irish and Empire Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin (BIES) announces "Cookbooks," the third session in our virtual speaker series, “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry? The Politics of Food and Drink.” The event will occur Tuesday, September 20, at noon CDT, 6 p.m. GMT. Scholars Amanda Herbert of Durham University and Sarah Lawson Welsh of York St. John University will discuss the ways that cookbooks have revealed fissures in British Empire societies from the early modern period through the twentieth century. Herbert’s topic is “Borrowing, Reuse, and Theft in 17th- and 18th-Century Anglo-American Cookbooks,” while Lawson Welsh will speak on “‘If I Could Mix Drinks Like My Grandfather’: Reading Race, Class and Gender in Mrs. H. Graham Yearwood’s West Indian and Other Recipes (1911 and 1932).” Austin-based food writer and cookbook author Addie Broyles will chair.

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Questions? Email BIES staff at Marian.Barber@austin.utexas.edu.