Jennifer Jordan, "Edible Memory: How Tomatoes Became Heirlooms and Aples Became Antiques"

Jennifer Jordan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

April 7, 2016 - 14:00 to 16:00

Sociology Department, 725 Spadina Ave., Room 240

Please join us for the final event of this winter’s Connaught City Food Seminar hosted by the Culinaria Research Centre on Thursday, April 7, 2:00-4:00 in the Sociology Department at St. George, 725 Spadina Avenue Room 240. Professor Jennifer Jordan of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, will speak on “Edible Memory: How Tomatoes Became Heirlooms and Apples Became Antiques.” Professor Jordan will discuss the ways that people around the world have sought to identify and preserve old-fashioned varieties of produce. In doing so, she shows that these fruits and vegetables offer a powerful emotional and physical connection to a shared genetic, cultural, and culinary past.
Look for Culinaria and Connaught events in June at Scarborough Fare, the joint annual meeting of the leading North American food studies societies: ASFS, AFHVS, and CAFS.
The regular schedule of Culinaria and Connaught events will resume in the fall.