Foodways in the Northeast II: A Second Helping

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Foodways in the Northeast II: A Second Helping is a three-day conference of seventeen lectures, a supporting workshop, and demonstrations on the subject of New England's culinary history from 1600 to the present. The program complements and expands on scholarly developments presented at a previous Seminar held thirty-one years ago in Deerfield in 1982. Beginning Friday evening with the keynote speaker, John Forti of Strawbery Banke Museum, the conference will address colonial-period foodways; the foodways of schools, politics, and culinary revivals; diet and religious foods; nineteenth century farm management; and foodways in the twentieth century. The conference will end on Sunday with a panel discussion on the renaissance in New England of artisan and slow foods, followed by comments from Caroline F. Sloat, a speaker at the 1982 Seminar.

The Seminar is designed for educators, historians, culinarians, collectors, authors, librarians, and museum curators; students and the general public are cordially invited to attend. A selected and edited transcript of this conference will appear as the 2013 Annual Proceedings of the Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, to be issued about two years after the conference. Past Seminar Proceedings and publications by program speakers will be available for purchase at the conference.

The thirty-eighth annual meeting in the Dublin Seminar series, Foodways in the Northeast II: A Second Helping will take place on the weekend of June 21 through 23, 2013, at Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, Massachusetts. The lecture program will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening and will continue until approximately 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. The weekend will include an optional workshop and demonstration on Friday afternoon. Lunch and dinner will be provided on Saturday, June 22; light refreshments will be served each morning.