Sunday, October 20, 2013

Lecture Series: Grub and Grog: Food and Drink in History

The Shannon lecture series at Carleton University, Ottawa called Grub and Grog: Food and Drink in History will bring in speakers from as far away as San Francisco, Minnesota, and Victoria BC to speak on the history of food and drink.

There are three lectures left, and they are -

October 25, 2013 Adventures in Cooking from the Past. Ken Albala, Department of History, University of the Pacific.

November 8, 2013 The Tavern Company: Food, Drink, and the Bonds of Sociability in a Colonial Society. Julia Roberts, Department of History, University of Waterloo.

November 15, 2013 Only in Canada: History, Ecology and Culture of Edible Wild Plants of First Peoples in Western Canada. Nancy Turner, School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria.

For further information please contact the Department of History at (613) 520-2828, by email to or visit our website at

All lectures will take place in the Humanities Lecture Theatre, 303 Paterson Hall, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. followed by a reception in the Department of History Lobby, fourth floor Paterson Hall.

And while we are talking about the food industry, here is an entertaining article I found in the Timmins Press about war rationing in the Second World War.  HISTORY: War rationing inspired recipes      

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