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Two porcelain figures shelling peas

The King’s Peas | Curator Talk and Book Launch

Mon November 04, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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$18 General / $15 Gardiner Friends

Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment is accompanied by a special cookbook titled The King’s Peas: Delectable Recipes and their Stories from the Age of Enlightenment, written by curator Meredith Chilton with contributions by Markus Bestig, Executive Chef at The York Club. In celebration of its launch, join us for a lively lecture by Chilton in which she will delve deeper into the stories, images, and recipes from both the exhibition and the book.

About the exhibition

Food and dining were transformed in Europe during the age of Enlightenment by profound changes that still resonate today. What many of us eat, the way food is cooked, and how we dine continues to be influenced by radical changes that occurred in France from 1650 until the French Revolution in 1789. Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment explores the story of this transformation with rare objects, fascinating histories, and amusing stories. Learn more

Presenting Programs Sponsor
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

Header image: Children shelling peas, England, Chelsea, c. 1759 – 1770. Soft-paste porcelain, enamels, and gilding. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts. Gift of Richard C. Paine

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