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Feasting with the Franks

“Feasting With the Franks,” by Jim Chevallier

The Culinary Historians of San Diego present an online presentation via Zoom of “Feasting With the Franks,” by Jim Chevallier, at 10:30am PDT on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The event is free and open to the public.

Though the term “medieval food” typically refers, by convention, to LATE medieval food, enough information survives on the early medieval food of France – that is, the food of the Franks – for us to know all the key ingredients, the major cooking methods, some of the standard dining practices and even a few actual meals and recipes. This talk will outline the essentials of compiling a Frankish feast, along with details on less upscale cuisine and how this early medieval food compares to the more familiar late medieval food.

10:30am – 12:00pm
Saturday, April 17, 2021

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About Jim Chevallier

Jim Chevallier’s food history career began with exploring the history of the croissant and the baguette, soon expanding into the wider subject of French bread history, and now the history of Parisian and early medieval food In 2019, Choice magazine named his “A History of the Food of Paris” an Outstanding Academic Title for that year. His history of French bread, Before the Baguette, is a Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner for 2020. His most recent book is “They Came Bearing Bread: The Hard Lives of the Porteuses de Pain,”Jim’s Books

About the Culinary Historians of San Diego

Culinary Historians of San Diego (CHSD) is a nonprofit organization that provides the public with a history of food and drink and their roles in society, both locally and worldwide. Membership in this non-profit organization supports both CHSD activities and the culinary collection of the San Diego Public Library.

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Apr 17, 2021


10:30 am - 12:00 pm



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