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ABOUT THE LECTURE: What we eat, how we eat it, and indeed, with whom we eat, has long been a significant marker 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 THE SPEAKER
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 of their ‘Eat Your History’ projects. Taking a hands-on approach, Jacqui explores archival material, private letters, journals and diaries, and recreates (and tastes!) recipes from historic menus, cookbooks and manuscript collections to rediscover forgotten flavours, arcane tastes and ‘lost’ culinary techniques from 1788 to the 1950s. Jacqui shares her knowledge through hands-on Colonial Gastronomy programs and workshops in SLM’s historic houses, she is ‘the Cook’ in SLM’s The Cook & the Curator blog and author of the heritage-award winning book, Eat your history: stories and recipes from Australian kitchens.