The 1916 Suffrage Cookbook opened, “an interest in politics is not incompatible with an interest in cookery.” Indeed, while women ruled the kitchen throughout history, the “fairer sex” also fed revolutions, starved enemy lines, incited food riots, and penned many a cookbook to raise money for political causes before reforming school lunches, taking over the White House gardens, and transforming food policies. This class, perfect for a “girls’ night out” or a fun way to entertain during this election year, invites guests to cook along and taste five hundred years of political food while discovering the many unlikely ways that the women of the past not only kept hearth and home fires burning, but also sizzled in the world of politics.
Please choose another class below or read more about food history cooking parties in your home
Women, Food, and Politics
A Winter’ Feast
The Rites and Recipes of Marriage (coming 1 April 2012)
Shakespeare’s Flummery and Queen Elizabeth’s Posset (coming 1 April 2012)