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
The Mount’s 9th annual Free Fun Friday program invites visitors to explore Edith Wharton’s home free of charge. Visitors can wander through the home, stroll the gardens, and explore the trails. There will be no tours on Friday. Instead, guides will be giving hourly talks in the Forecourt. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and special activities will be taking place throughout the day.
Following are some pics that I took at The Mount last October. Scroll down (after the pictures) for details about this Friday.
Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 10:00am – 3:00pm