Taste Beyond Borders I – Medieval Food and the Modern Restaurant
Come and experience a taste of the past! Giles Gasper, a medieval historian from Durham University, UK and Andy Hook, owner of Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle, UK, will bust myths about medieval European food, and present its credentials as one of the world’s great cuisines. In company with chefs from the Culinary Institute of America they will reveal the delicacies and complexities of medieval European food which was both local and international. Medieval European food was a global fusion, from Indonesia to West Africa. Modern concerns about sustainability, fresh produce, tradition and innovation, have surprising connections with the past.
This talk is part of a series curated by the Ordered Universe Research Project and Durham University, UK, for the 2019 Napa Lighted Festival – Beyond.