Dining with Shakespeare

Sunday March 19, 2017: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event will be recorded

Travel back into the culinary past and discover how Shakespeare and his contemporaries dined in the 16th century.

Author and historian Susan L. Nenadic will discuss 16th century attitudes towards food, how food was obtained, and the many laws regulating food at that time. She will consider foods eaten by people at the time that we do not, and foods that are still part of our 21st century diet.

Quotations from Shakespeare and recipes will also be included and there will be take-away recipe sheets. Refreshments will be served.

The event is cosponsored by The Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor (CHAA), which was founded in 1983 by Jan Longone and friends and is an organization of scholars, cooks, food writers, nutritionists, collectors, students, and others interested in the study of culinary history and gastronomy.