British, Irish and Empire Studies at the University of Texas at Austin announces "Cookbooks," the third session of our virtual speaker series, "Eat, Drink and Be Merry? The Politics of Food and Drink," Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 12 noon CDT, 6 p.m. GMT. Scholars Amanda Herbert of Durham University and Sarah Lawson Welsh of York St. John University will discuss how cookbooks reveal the fissures in British Empire societies from the early modern period through the 20th century. Herbert's topic is "Borrowing, Reuse, and Theft in 17th- and 18th-Century Anglo-American Cookbooks." 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.
Marian J. Barber, PhD, Assistant to the Director, British, Irish and Empire Studies, The University of Texas at Austin