“It Takes a World to Make a Meal: The Human Costs of Feeding Virginia’s Elites”, a talk at VCU

On Wednesday Feb 5 I gave a talk “It Takes a World to Make a Meal: The Human Costs of Feeding Virginia’s Elites.” at the VCU Tompkins-McCaw Library for Health Sciences in Richmond in conjunction with the traveling National Library of Medicine exhibit, “Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America,” display at Tompkins-McCaw Library until Feb. 15.

So if you live nearby I recommend you drop by this week to see the exhibit before it moves on. For my text I used a meal in 1796 to illustrate dining traditions that were only possible because of enslaved labor. What makes a lecture on a topic like this the most satisfying are the great questions after! The audience was great!

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