Join us for a lusciously illustrated presentation on food and drink seen in the art of the 17th century Dutch Masters and their relevance to the American kitchen today. The talk explores the foodways brought to America by the Dutch more than three centuries ago and how these foods were changed and adapted under new circumstances.
Using slides of some 40 paintings by Jan Steen, Adriaen van Ostade, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Pieter Claesz, Harmen van Steenwijck and many others, the lecture will demonstrate how these art works give us insight in 17th-century food practices and shed new light on the colonial diet. Books will be available for purchase and signing on the day of the event.