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LECTURE: THE ART OF DINING, COLONIAL STYLE
9th September, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm| $45
Join us to celebrate the arrival of spring at Newstead House with colonial Gastronomer Jacqui Newling from Sydney Living Museums. Over two days we are hosting two wonderful events deliving in tot he intriguing culiinary exploits of our early colonists.
THE ART OF DINING
ABOUT THE LECTURE: What we eat, how we eat it, a nd indeed, with whom we eat, has long been a significant market of status, character and taste. Drawing on letters, journals, menus and period cookbooks penned between 1788 and the 1890’s, Colonial Gastronomer Jacqui Newling reveals the ways that food and dining were viewed in the colony from the earliest European settlement and throughout the nineteenth century, to offer us a tantalising taste of our history.
Duration: 1 hour + question time
ABOUT JACQUI NEWLING:
Jacqui Newling explores our history and heritage through food. She has a Le Cordon Bleu Masters’ degree in gastronomy and is resident gastronomer at Sydney Living Museums and curator at their ‘Eat Your History’ projects. Taking a hands-on approach, Jacqui explores archival material, private letters, journals and diaries, and recreates (and tasts!) recipes from historic menus, cookbooks and manuscript collections to rediscover forgotten flavours, arcane tastes and ‘lost’ culinary techniques from 1788 to the 1950’s.
Jacqui shares her knowledge through hands-on Colonial Gastronomy programs and workshops in the SLM’s historic houses, she is ‘the Cook’ in SLM’s The Cook & the Curator blog and author of hte heritage-award winning book, Eat your history: stories and recipes from Australian kitchens.