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At Edith’s Table: Food in Wharton’s work

February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A coffee grinder and copper tea pot invoke the lives of many people who worked behind the scenes at The Mount, Edith Wharton's historic house in Lenox.
Photo by Jody Christopherson

In this illustrated online talk with Edith Wharton’s historic home at the Mount, writer and food historian Carl Raymond will give a virtual talk on food and dining in Edith Wharton’s major fiction and memoir — At Edith’s Table: Food and Dining in Wharton’s Life and Work..

Rayong will give a sense of how Wharton used food and dining to convey character and background in passages from some of her most memorable work, along with moments Wharton’s own life, including food memories from her childhood as well as insight into how she designed her own dining rooms and her thoughts on entertaining. He will give a glimpse of dining in Gilded Age society and how it defined social class.

Raymond is a writer and lecturer on food and social history. He has spoken nationally as well as in Europe on various aspects of American and British food history and culture for organizations such as the Royal Oak Foundation, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the English-Speaking Union as well as various museums and societies. He has written for the publications of the Royal Oak Foundation as well as the Culinary Historians of New York and was a contributing writer on Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City (Oxford University Press). Get tickets »

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Date:
February 11
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Location

The Mount
2 Plunkett St.
Lenox, MA
413-551-5111

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