At Edith’s Table: Food and Dining in Wharton’s Life and Work


In this illustrated online talk, writer and food historian, Carl Raymond will present an overview of how food and dining are represented in Wharton’s major fiction and memoir.

Attendees will get a sense of how Wharton used food and dining to convey character and background in passages from some of her most memorable work.  Raymond will also present examples from Wharton’s own life including food memories from her childhood as well as insight into how she designed her own dining rooms and her thoughts on entertaining. In addition, attendees will come away with a glimpse of how dining functioned in the overall Gilded Age society and how it defined social class.

Carl Raymond is a writer and lecturer on food and social history.  He has spoken nationally as well as in Europe on various aspects of American and British food history and culture for organizations such as the Royal Oak Foundation, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the English-Speaking Union as well as various museums and societies. He has written for the publications of the Royal Oak Foundation as well as the Culinary Historians of New York and was a contributing writer on SAVORING GOTHAM: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City (Oxford University Press).

DATE/TIME: Thursday, February 11, 2021 / 4pm – 5pm

LOCATION: The Mount Online
Streamed live via Zoom

TICKETS: $20 General; $15 Mount Members
Available online here

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