A lecture by Peter G. Rose. A lusciously illustrated slide-talk on food and drink seen in the 17th century Dutch Masters and their relevance to the American kitchen today. It 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 von Ostade, Jan Davidsz. De Heem, Pieter Claesz, Harmen van Steenwijck and many others, the lecture will demonstrate how these art works give an insight into 17th century food practices and shed new light on the colonial diet.
Funded program of the New York Council for the Humanities. The New York Council for the Humanities distributes federal funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington D.C.