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[Commlist] symposium: Cookbooks: Past, Present and Future

Tue Feb 19 17:16:36 GMT 2019

I am pleased announce the programme for our day symposium on the subject of the cookbook. This is to be held at University of Portsmouth on Saturday 2 March 2019 As you see, we have an international list of speakers and a fascinating range of topics.

Booking is at


Laurel Forster (University of Portsmouth): What might a cookbook mean?

Panel 1: History, Community and Traditions
Malcolm Thick (Fellow of the Royal Historical Society): C18th Manuscript to Publication Guy Eldar & Orit Bahral Rom (The Hebrew University in Jerusalem): L(C)ooking Good: Cookbooks and Israeli Cultural History Laura Mansfield (Independent scholar and writer): Eating Histories: Cookery Books and Oral (eating) Histories
Janet Floyd (King’s College London): Cookbook Traditions from Inside and Out

Panel 2: Gender, Identity and the Cookbook.
Louise Morgan (University of Warwick): The merging of Diet Books and Cookbooks Lorna Sheppard (University of Portsmouth): Len Deighton and Masculinityin Action Cookbook Lindsay Middleton (University of Glasgow): Characters in Cookbooks: The Victorian Trend of the Fictional Housewife Precious Yamaguchi (Southern Oregon University): Examining the Crevices In-Between Identities Through Japanese-American Cookbooks
Panel 3: Culture, the Media and the Cookbook.
Paul Cleave (University of Exeter): Food in Wartime: The Domestic Terrain
Quinn Miller (University of Oregon): Rose Marie’s Unwritten Cookbook
Kevin Geddes (Edinburgh Napier University): Book Me: A Feast of Television Celebrity Cooks and Cookbooks
Ben Taylor (Nottingham Trent University): Salvador Dali’s Cookbook

Panel 4: The purpose and the Future of Cookbooks
Charity Givens (LCC University, Lithuania): Everyday Use: Community Cookbooks in the US Carrie Tippen (Chatham University, Pittsburgh): Culinary Capital and the Cookbook Reader Andrea Pavoni (University Institute of Lisbon): Proposition for Speculative Recipes Deborah Sugg Ryan (University of Portsmouth): Guided cooking: The future of the cookbook in the Smart Home
Keynote Speaker: Jack Monroe (Author of Cooking on a Bootstrap)

Panel discussion:
Jack Monroe (Author, food writer & activist)
Lulu Grimes (Hub editor, BBC Good Food)
Katie Quinn (Food vlogger & writer)

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