Loading Events
  • Speakers Bureau
  • |
  • Metaline Falls

The Ancient Fruitcake: What Really, Really Old Food Tells Us about History, Culture, Love, and Memory

Event Description

This talk is not about the old leftovers in the fridge. It is about food that is so old, so unusual, or so meaningful, that no one dares throw it away. Discover the foods archeologists have found buried with mummies, the petrified banana so appealing it sparked a Banana Museum, the 350-year-old fruitcake handed down through generations, 2000-year-old bog butter; and the pickle that has been in a jar since the 1860s. During this “chew and chat,” author and broadcaster Harriet Baskas explores how and why these and other formerly fresh foods may have been forgotten, intentionally tucked away, or preserved due to unusual or peculiar circumstances.

And, more importantly, we’ll talk about how these and other vintage vittles can and do hold memories, tell stories, and connect us with family, with culture, and with history.

  • When
  • September 28, 2018
    10:00 am
  • Where
  • Metalines Community Library
    302 Park Street Metaline Falls, WA 99153 United States
  • Who
  • Harriet Baskas
  • Host
  • Pend Oreille County Library District - Calispel Valley Branch Library
About Speakers Bureau Events

Speakers Bureau talks are free public presentations on history, politics, music, philosophy, and everything in between. Humanities Washington’s roster of presenters are professors, artists, activists, historians, performers, journalists, and others—all chosen not only for their expertise, but their ability to inspire discussion with people of all ages and backgrounds. All talks are free and open to the public, and each lasts about an hour. They are hosted through a wide range of organizations throughout Washington State.

More Speakers Bureau Events

Return to Calendar

« October » loading...
S M T W T F S
30
6
18
22
28
31
1
Sat 19

Civil Conversation in an Angry Age

October 19 @ 10:00 am
Sat 19
Sat 19

Who Was Chief Seattle?

October 19 @ 2:00 pm
Sat 19

Event with the Washington State Poet Laureate

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm



Humanities Washington

Get the latest news and event information from Humanities Washington, including updates on Think & Drink and Speakers Bureau events.