Does Food Have a Gender?

Date: 

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

DoesFoodHaveAGenderTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. 

Food is an indispensable part of culture and a symbol of profound social and political realities. Using Virginia Woolf’s essay A Room of One’s Own as a jumping point, Barbara Haber, Food Historian, and Lydia Shire, Chef, Restaurateur, and Entrepreneur, will discuss the connections among culinary history, women’s history, and social history, highlighting how food and cooking have been—and continue to be used—to mark gender roles. Moderated by Louisa Kasdon, CEO and Founder of Let’s Talk About Food. See the related exhibition, Resetting the Table: Food and Our Changing Tastes. Free and open to the public. For additional information, click here.