‘Dining with Jane Austen: Food in Georgian and Regency England’ Webinar
Throughout Jane Austen’s beloved novels and their many film adaptations, one thing is for certain: the lavish scenes of elegant balls and sumptuous dinners served as the backdrop for the stories and romance of her most memorable characters. Though while her novels were fictional, the idea of food and dining being at the center of social life among the English gentry couldn’t have been truer — it’s time to explore England during the Georgian and Regency eras through the eyes, and food, of Jane Austen and her dining room table.
Join New York Adventure Club as we take a look at the relationship of the fantastical worlds and characters conceived by 18th-century novelist Jane Austen, and the food and dishes served to the high society of England during the Georgian and Regency eras.
Led by food historian and writer Carl Raymond, our virtual exploration of the English food and culture depicted in Jane Austen’s novels will include:
- A look at memorable scenes from Jane Austen’s novels that took place at balls and dinners, including an imagined virtual dinner party with Elizabeth Bennett’s elusive Mr. Darcy himself
- How cooking and dining evolved in the Georgian and Regency eras and eventually paved the way for the opulent Victorian era to follow
- The story of the most influential cookbook writer and her enormously popular book, which continues to influence cooks today
- How the British ritual of afternoon tea came into being
- The significance of selected dishes mentioned in Jane’s writings, such as the white soup served at the ball at Netherfield in Pride and Prejudice
- An intimate look at what food Jane and her family had on the dining table, told through rare notes and journals
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A session with Carl — any and all questions about Jane Austen are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually! $10.
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Carl Raymond is a licensed New York City tour guide, food historian, writer, and museum educator. He has worked at the Merchant’s House Museum as well as King Manor Museum in education and programming. Carl has lectured for the Royal Oak Foundation, Merchant’s House Museum, National Arts Club, Metropolitan Opera Guild, St. George’s Society, Historic Royal Palaces and the English Speaking Union. He was a contributing writer on SAVORING GOTHAM: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City, ed. Andrew Smith (Oxford University Press) and is at work on his own book, A Culinary History of the Gilded Age.Buy tickets/get more info now