What We Talk About When We Talk About Food + Amelia Award to Nach Waxman / RSVP & Reception Tickets
Culinary Historians of New York and Columbia Maison Française present:
"What We Talk About When We Talk About Food"
Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson
Amelia Award to Nach Waxman
Maison Française, Buell Hall, Columbia University
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
1) Lecture and Amelia Award Presentation at 6:00 pm (free & open to the public - but you MUST pre-register separately here: RSVP to Columbia Maison Française
2) Champagne Reception to Celebrate Nach Waxman at 7:15 pm (TICKETS required: $20)
Today more than ever, we love to talk about food, perhaps even more than we love to eat. In her new book, Word of Mouth, Priscilla Ferguson documents the language that explains culinary practices and how what we say about food says a great deal about our world and our place in it. Drawing on a broad range of cultural documents from interviews, cookbooks, and novels to comic strips, essays, and films, Ferguson will discuss the ways food allows us to come to terms with and make our place in the 21st century, reconciling pain and pleasure, tradition and innovation, routine and creativity, individual desire and collective responsibility.
Priscilla Ferguson has a PhD from the Department of French at Columbia and is a professor in the Department of Sociology at Columbia. Her previous books include Paris as Revolution: Reading the 19th-Century City and Accounting for Taste: The Triumph of French Cuisine.
Following Dr. Ferguson's talk, the Amelia Award for excellence in the field of culinary history will be presented to Nahum ("Nach") Waxman, founder of the world-renowned gastronomic bookstore Kitchen Arts and Letters in Manhattan.
The lecture and award ceremony are free and open to the public. The event will be held in Buell Hall on the ground floor East Gallery.
You do not need to purchase a ticket to attend the lecture, but you must RSVP here.
There will be a festive champagne reception with French hors d'oeuvres upstairs in the Maison Française (Buell Hall, 2nd floor) following the program. Admission to the reception is $20 by advance ticket only, and space is very limited.
Columbia Maison Française
Buell Hall, Columbia University
6:00 pm Check-in and free program (RSVP!) | 7:15 pm Ticketed reception
$20 for the champagne reception
Please buy your Reception Tickets here, by Monday, October 13 - see Get Tickets section at top of page.
For further information about CHNY, see http://culinaryhistoriansny.org/events.html
You must reserve tickets for the reception in advance by Monday Oct. 13. Thank you, we look forward to seeing you at the celebration for Nach Waxman.
Columbia Maison Française
Columbia University, Buell Hall
New York, NY 10027