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Book Talk: Food on the Page with Megan Elias

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Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

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Please join Megan Elias and Cathy Kaufman at The New School for a discussion of Megan Elias' latest book, Food on the Page: Cookbooks and American Culture.

About Food on the Page

In Food on the Page, the first comprehensive history of American cookbooks, Megan J. Elias chronicles cookbook publishing from the early 1800s to the present day. Following food writing through trends such as the Southern nostalgia that emerged in the late nineteenth century, the Francophilia of the 1940s, countercultural cooking in the 1970s, and today's cult of locally sourced ingredients, she reveals that what we read about food influences us just as much as what we taste. From Fannie Farmer to The Joy of Cooking to food blogs, she argues, American cookbook writers have commented on national cuisine while tempting their readers to the table.

Megan J. Elias is the Director of the Gastronomy Program and Associate Professor of the Practice at Boston University. She is the author of numerous books, including Stir It Up: Home Economics in American Culture, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Cathy Kaufman is an adjunct professor of Food Studies at The New School and New York University, where she received her master's degree in Food Studies. She was the associate editor of Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover's Companion to New York City, and a senior editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America. Her work has appeared in journals such as P-E-R-F-O-R-M-A-N-C-E, Gastronomica, and Vintage.

Sponsored by the Food Studies Program.

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