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Why are foodways important?

Foodways is the study of what people eat and why. Why we procure, prepare and serve the food we do has cultural, sociological, geographical, financial and political influences.

 

 

Why is recognition of diverse foodways valuable?

Preserving our past and present for the future by research, documentation and oral histories. It is culinary anthropology on the hoof, paw, root and leaf.

 

 

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High Tea, 2013

 

Join us for High Tea

 

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance presents

 

Below Stairs: A Servants Life in Early 20th Century England

 

Guest Speaker Leslie Goddard

in Character as Margaret Powell

 

Maid pouring afternoon tea

 

Highland Park Community House
1991 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, Illinois

  

Sunday, February 10, 2013
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Doors open at 12:30 pm

 

Cost: $55 prepay or $65 day of event

Reservations required: 312/380-1665 or GreaterMidwestFoodways@gmail.com

 

 

Mail payment to:

Greater Midwest Foodways, 280 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, IL  60035

 

Purchase tickets by credit card via EventBrite.com or 800-838-3006.


 

What was life really like for the servants who worked below stairs in the era of Downton Abbey?  While we enjoy an 'upstairs' tea, literary dramatist Leslie Goddard will take us 'downstairs' to experience life below stairs in the stately homes of early 20th century England.  Goddard will portray British domestic servant Margaret Powell whose 1968 book Below Stairs was among the inspirations for the popular television series Downtown Abbey and directly inspired the 1970s series Upstairs, Downstairs.

 

Leslie Goddard earned a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, specializing in U.S. cultural history, American studies, and women's history. She also holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in theater. An award winning scholar, Leslie Goddard is executive director of the Graue Mill and Museum. Goddard authored Remembering Marshall Fields and Chicago’s Sweet Candy History.

 

Our tables seat 10 guests.  We will do our very best to arrange you are seated with your friends.  Information on seating is available after purchase. 

 

A boutique will feature vintage hats, jewelry and accessories.

 

Questions?  GreaterMidwestFoodways@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

High Tea Menu

 

First Course

Scottish Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
Beef Tenderloin Triangles
Roast Turkey Triangles
Cucumber & Watercress Leaves
Egg Salad Rounds
Creamed Avocado & Crab Flowers
Open-Faced Ham & Asparagus Rounds
Open-Faced Roquefort & Pear Slices

 

Sandwiches

 

 

Second Course
Homemade Raisin Scones  w/ fresh lemon curd,
Strawberry preserves & Devonshire cream

 

 

Scones

 

 

Third Course

Homemade Rhubarb & Apple Pie w/fresh cream

 

 

Rhubarb tart

 

 

Fourth Course

An assortment of Elegant Petit Fours & Pastries

 

 

Petite Fours

 

 

 

Tea poured all afternoon.

 

 

Catered by High Tea with Gerri.

 

 

 

 

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