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Thru late spring
Indy Eats! Indianapolis-Marion Co. Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN.
Display in Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room, sixth floor, east side, of the central library. Visitors can see examples of world-famous food products originating in Indianapolis. Inlcuding Hurst’s 18 varieties of beans, Stokely-VanCamp’s pork and beans, Gatorade, and Wonder Bread, with iconic balloons inspired by 500 Race pageantry. Menu's cookbooks, and more FMI 317.275.4100.

Coming soon....
October 2010 thru January 2, 2011
Chocolate. Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN, 55102-1906
Traveling exhibit from the Field Museum, Chicago. Artifacts include pre-Columbian ceramics and ritual objects; European silver and porcelain chocolate services; nineteenth- and twentieth-century cocoa tins, advertising and packaging; antique and contemporary candy molds; and botanical specimens and agricultural tools. FMI call 651-259-3000 or visit

June 20010

June 23, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
"Clementine Paddleford: America's First Food Journalist". New School, Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street) New York, NY.
Special Program with panelists Kelly Alexander, former senior editor at Saveur and North Carolina-based author of the critically acclaimed biography Hometown Appetites: The Story of Clementine Paddleford, the Forgotten Food Writer Who Chronicled How America Ate (Gotham 2008); freelance journalist and author Betsy Wade, whose newspaper career began at the Herald Tribune, where she worked in Women's News with Clementine Paddleford; former restaurant columnist at Gourmet magazine, Colman Andrews, who was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Saveur; and Molly O'Neill, journalist and author of three award-winning cookbooks. Moderated by Andrew F. Smith, faculty at The New School's Food Studies Program. Cost: $5; free to all students (any university or culinary program with ID), and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID.

July 20010

July 9-11, 2010
Oxford Symposium 2010 Oxford University, St. Catherine's College, Oxford, UK
Cured, Fermented and Smoked Foods, and featured plenary speakers this year include anthopologist Sidney Mintz, food writer Harold McGee and food historian Ivan Day. FMI Http://

August 2010

August 28, 2010, 9:00am-4:00pm
"...their best wheaten bread, pies, and puddings…," An Historic Baking Symposium. Visitors Center Auditorium, Fort Lee Historic Park, Fort Lee, NJ. Deborah Peterson's Pantry presents a day long symposium on baking. Speakers include Jennifer Green, Programs Coordinator, The Mill at Anselma, Sandy Oliver, American food historian & food writer. Mercy Ingraham, The Open Hearth Cook, and Cate Crown, Itinerant baker & historian. Registration $65 includes a resource packet and lunch. Best Western Fort Lee offers a special discount for attendees for $99.00/night + tax. Call 888-468-3565 or and mention "Deborah's Pantry" to receive the discounted rate. Register for symposium on-line using Paypal at or call 215-256-4615.

September 2010

September 5-11, 2010 (Scottish Heritage Week)
Scottish Hearth Cooking, John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC, 28902
Instructor: Karen Becker. From broths to bannocks, salmon to “kail," use a variety of hearth-cooking techniques to explore the traditional foods of 18th-century Scotland and Northern Ireland. Learn how to build and manage a hearth-cooking fire, use a bake oven, read historic recipes, and where to find obscure foodstuffs. No experience required. 1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724)FMI.

September 10, 2010
Asparagus and Cabbage: Vegetables in American Diet, Jefferson's Monticello, Charlotte, VA
As part of the Monitcello Heritage Festival, Sandy Oliver will presesnt a talk on the history of vegetable eating in America . FMI see the website.

September 11, 2010
Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello, Jefferson's Monticello, Charlotte, VA
Co-sponsored with the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, the fourth annual Heritage Harvest Festival will be held on the grounds of Monticello. The festival is a family-oriented, educational event that highlights organic gardening; the preservation of traditional agriculture and regional food; and includes tastings, informative workshops, and talks by authorities such as William Woys Weaver, Tom Burford, Barbara Pleasants, Barbara Melera, and Jeanine Davis. New speakers this year include George DeVault with the Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa, and Sharon Astyk, author of the Jefferson inspired, A Nation of Farmers. FMI see the website.

October 2010

October 2, 2010
Tate House Symposium. Tate House, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, ME 04102
Sandy Oliver will give a talk on colonial foodways as part of the 2010 Symposium. FMI 207.774.6177 or

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September 13 - 16, 2011
International Commission for the Research of European Food History XII, 2011 Bologna
Theme is "The History of the European Food Industry in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century." Details are at the website Submission of papers: July 30, 2011.

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