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Friends of K-State Libraries to feature 'Teatime to Tailgates' tasting

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Jane Marshall will present "Tasting History, Tasting Memories" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room.

Teatime to Tailgates CoverThis interactive program will take you on a journey of the senses as Marshall presents 150 years of food in Kansas and at Kansas State University. Wine and beer will be served alongside delicious samples from her book, "Teatime to Tailgates."

“Food on the table at K-State, and in the state of Kansas, is a wonderful convergence of geography, culture and science. Plus a lot of smart, gritty individuals — those who drive the combines, those who run the kitchens and those in the classrooms and labs — all with food stories to tell,” Marshall said. She teaches food writing and food history in the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics and is communications coordinator for the College of Human Ecology.

The program will not only discuss the history behind the selected tastings, but it also will explore how food becomes a part of our memories. Guests are also invited to view the new exhibit from the Morse department of special collections, “Kansas Cooks.” K-State's cookery collection is the largest collection of its kind held at a public university with more than 37,000 volumes dating from 1487 to the present, as well as the personal collections of prominent food writers. This exhibit documents the first gift of rare cookbooks to K-State Libraries in 1943 through the present.

The cost to attend the event is free with a 2014 membership to The Friends of the K-State Libraries. Membership can be paid at the door, but RSVPs are requested by Friday, Feb. 21, to libfrnds@k-state.edu or 785-532-7402.

"Teatime To Tailgates: 150 Years at the K-State" is a project of the college. Proceeds from sales go into the Virginia M. Moxley Excellence Fund for undergraduate travel and research opportunities.


This article was posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014, and is filed under College News, Hospitality Management.