New Haven talk to present ‘an eccentric history of food’

NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Public Library will host the presentation “Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food” on Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m.
The history of what and how people eat encompasses everything from the prehistoric mammoth luau to the medieval banquet to the modern three squares a day. Presented by writer Rebecca Rupp, this talk lets attendees find out about the rocky evolution of table manners, the not-so-welcome invention of the fork, the awful advent of portable soup and the surprising benefits of family dinners — plus some catchy info on seasonal foods. What’s the story of chocolate? Why do the Irish eat corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day? Who invented lemonade? Why are turkeys called turkeys? And what are sugarplums anyway?
Join the Friends of the New Haven Community Library for this Vermont Humanities Speakers Bureau event. The program is  Free and accessible. The New Haven Library is located at 78 North Street. For more information contact Deborah at 802-53-4015.

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