“Your Grandmother’s Cookbook: A Century of Oregon Eating, 1880–1980”
A presentation by
Richard H. Engeman, M.A., M.L.S.
author and historian
History Pub at Old St. Francis School
- Old St. Francis School - Father Luke's Room |
- Tuesday, August 26, 2014
- 5:30 p.m. doors; 7 p.m. event |
- Free |
- All ages welcome
About “Your Grandmother’s Cookbook: A Century of Oregon Eating, 1880–1980”
As Oregonians are expanding their patronage of farmers’ markets, investing in heirloom vegetable seeds and seeking out locally-sourced restaurant meals, they are also searching for connections with the foods and recipes that sustained those who lived here a century ago. This search has inspired a new field of regional food history — of Oregon foodways — to examine questions about what ate, how we prepared it, and what has changed.
Historical cookbooks are one source for food history, and Your Grandmother’s Cook Book will use them, along with other elusive evidence such as menus and promotional leaflets, to help trace the path of Oregon foodways from the railroad era of the 1880s into the late twentieth century.
About Richard H. Engeman, M.A., M.L.S.
Richard Engeman is a regional historian and a former archivist and university librarian. A native Oregonian who grew up on the North Coast, he is particularly interested in the region’s transportation and architectural history and in Pacific Northwest foodways. Richard is the author of The Oregon Companion: an Historical Gazetteer of the Useful, the Curious, and the Arcane, and Eating It Up in Eden: the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Cookbook.
About History Pub at Old St. Francis School
Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Des Chutes Historical Museum, the Oregon Encyclopedia, and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local and regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.
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