Culinary Historians: “'For the Accommodation of the Ladies': Gender and Public Dining in 19th-Century New York"

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Learn about ladies who lunched in the 1800s at this lecture for food-obsessed history buffs. Assistant history professor Cindy R. Lobel will discuss the dining establishments of the day that catered exclusively to women and families, including ice-cream parlors and luxury hotel restaurants; she'll also look at how social class and gender played out in New York's dining scene. Make sure you arrive by 7pm for a reception, where you can sample tea sandwiches, madeleines and other dainty snacks of the period. Register online online before Dec 12 to reserve a spot.

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