Date: 10th April 2014 6:30 PM
Venue: The National Library of Ireland
Lecturers: Dorothy Cashman and Tara Kellaghan
Dorothy Cashman and Tara Kellaghan are currently engaged in researching traditions relating to elite dining in Georgian Ireland and frequently have recourse the National Library of Ireland’s excellent collection of period manuscripts. In this talk, Dorothy and Tara will focus on the sweeter side of the Georgian dining experience in both commercial and domestic contexts. The sophistication of the gastronomic tastes and practices of the gentry and aristocracy in eighteenth-century Ireland will be highlighted through an exploration of period confectionary, sweet wines, cordials and related material culture. Thanks to the National Library of Ireland for their kind support in providing the venue for this talk. Refreshments on the evening.
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