Dr. Maria Trumpler, Senior Lecturer in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Yale joins us this year with a History of Home Bread Baking in America. Bread has been central to the American diet in various forms since before colonial times. Dr. Trumpler will share her research into the history of home bread baking in America. She will talk about a variety of breads, the grains they were made from, how the grain was milled, and how the bread was leavened and baked. And finally, we will explore the history of why home bread baking nearly disappeared between 1890 and 1940.
Maria Trumpler teaches courses on “Women, Food and Culture” and “Food Identity and Desire.” She gave the keynote lecture at the 2018 Grain Gathering at the WSU Bread Lab on “Why women stopped baking bread at home and why we should care.” She teaches baking classes on historical American breads at King Arthur Flour in Vermont and Zingerman’s Bakehouse in Michigan. From 2005-2008, she was an artisanal cheese maker in Vermont. Dr. Trumpler received her PhD from Yale in History of Medicine and Life Science in 1992 and also serves as Director of Yale’s Office of LGBTQ Resources.
This Foodtober event is produced in partnership with The Yale Club of New York City, and will take place at the Club House on Vanderbilt Avenue. A half-hour wine and cheese reception starts the program and is included in the ticket price.
Foodtober is a month of activities and events celebrating and examining our connection to food. Foodtober is organized by the Yale Alumni Association of New York, connecting Yalies with each other and our communities. Net proceeds from Foodtober events have benefitted the Yale Sustainable Food Project, City Growers and Just Food, and support ongoing programming at Yale.NYC — to date, we have raised over $18,000!
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Oct. 29, 2019, 10:30 p.m. to Oct. 30, 2019, midnight
Location: 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY 10017