A splendid talk by Jacqui Newling with the Dickens Society.
In 1851, Lady Maria Clutterbuck (aka Mrs Charles Dickens, though unknown as such by her readers) published a book of “Bills of Fare” or menus. Later editions included recipes.
These books filled a need for the burgeoning middles class in the UK, and the Australian colonies, eager to learn how to dine and entertain in the expected manner of their newly acquired status.
Jacqui Newling is an interpretive curator and “colonial gastronomer” at Sydney Living Museums. She is the cook in SLM’s Cook and the Curator blog and author of Eat your history: stories and recipes from Australian kitchens.
She hosts a regular series of colonial gastronomy programs in SLM’s historic houses.
Her talk is related to both Charles Dickens, his times, and the colonial period in Sydney, and is sure to fascinate.
Presented by the NSW Dickens Society.
WHEN: Saturday June 10th 1030am - 12pm
WHERE: Tattersalls Club, Elizabeth Street, Sydney
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