Oct. 29 *Feast and Famine: One Thousand Years of Russian Food
A Humanities Center talk with Darra Goldstein (Russian, Williams College)
Trinity 100 at 7:30 p.m., followed by a reception.
Darra Goldstein is the Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian at Williams College and Founding Editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, named the 2012 Publication of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. She has published numerous books and articles on literature, culture, art, and cuisine, and has organized several exhibitions, including Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500–2005, at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. She is also the author of four cookbooks: A Taste of Russia (nominated for a Tastemaker Award), The Georgian Feast (winner of the 1994 IACP Julia Child Award for Cookbook of the Year), The Winter Vegetarian, and Baking Boot Camp at the CIA (IACP award finalist). Goldstein has consulted for the Council of Europe as part of an international group exploring ways in which food can be used to promote tolerance and diversity. Goldstein has also consulted for the Russian Tea Room and Firebird restaurants in New York and served on the Board of Directors of IACP. She is currently Food Editor of Russian Life magazine and series editor of California Studies in Food and Culture. Her latest project is editing the forthcoming Oxford Companion to Sweets.