Connaught Workshop: "Culinary Infrastructure"

Jeffrey Pilcher, Irina Mihalache, Sarah Tracy, Sebastián Gil-Riaño, Kyri Clafin

January 14, 2016 - 07:00

HW 525C, UTSC,

The first Culinaria event of 2016 and the inaugural Connaught Seminar workshop, “Culinary Infrastructure,” will be held on Thursday, January 14, from 10:00-5:00, at UTSC in HW525C. Note the siesta after lunch.

Culinary infrastructure comprises the basic facilities and technologies that create value and meaning within the global food system. We will develop this concept through familiar examples (marketplaces, grain elevators, the cold chain) as well as some unexpected ones (museums, social media).

10:00-10:15 Welcome

10:15-11:00 Jeffrey Pilcher, University of Toronto, “Culinary Infrastructure: How Facilities and Technologies Create Value and Meaning
in the Global Food System”

11:00-12:00 Irina Mihalache, University of Toronto, “A Museum’s Culinary Life: Women’s Committees and Food at the Art Gallery of Toronto”

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:00 Siesta

3:00-4:00 Sarah Tracy, University of Toronto, and Sebastián Gil-Riaño, University of Sydney, “Developing Constipation: Dietary Fibre, Western
Disease, and Industrial Carbohydrates, 1968-1984”

4:00-5:00 Kyri Claflin, Boston University, “Culinary Infrastructure of Parisian Markets”

The papers will be circulated in advance. Please RSVP for lunch.