Beard on Books
Wed, October 08, 2014
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
Repast: Dining Out at the Dawn of the New American Century, 1900–1910
Before celebrity chefs and the Food Network, before even Julia Child picked up an apron, America was dining out and nurturing its own national cuisine. In Repast: Dining Out at the Dawn of the New American Century, 1900-1910, Michael Lesy and Lisa Stoffer take you on a tour of American dining’s earliest days, from the slaughterhouse to the Waldorf-Astoria. Featuring fascinating menu reproductions from this era, this book explores the unexpected connections between the food culture of the early twentieth century and the present.
Tickets to events held at the James Beard House cover the cost of food and a unique dining experience. Dinners are prepared by culinary masters from all regions of the United States and around the world. All alcoholic beverages are provided on a complimentary basis and are not included in the ticket price.
BEARD ON BOOKS is an ongoing monthly literary series featuring readings and discussions with some of the food world’s most celebrated authors. Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino waters, Lavazza Coffee, tea from Tea Forté, and Valrhona Chocolate will be served. Refreshments will be provided by Sarabeth's. Guests are also welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. Suggested donation $20. Free admission for students.