Cazenovia In tandem with an April 17 presentation entitled “The Influence of Dutch Culture on the American Kitchen,” the Friends of the Cazenovia Public Library and the Friends of Lorenzo will again host a free New York Council for the Humanities-sponsored program by noted author and historian Peter Rose.
“Food in Dutch Art,” offered in celebration of the Dutch heritage of Cazenovia founder and Lorenzo owner John Lincklaen, will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room.
Rose’s presentation is an illustrated slide-talk on food and drink as 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, Rose will demonstrate how these art works give an insight into 17th century food practices and how they shed new light on the colonial diet.
Winner of the Alice P. Kenney Award for her scholarship of Dutch food history, Rose has written eight books on the Dutch in America and regional cooking of the Hudson Valley. For 21 years she appeared as a featured columnist in Gannett newspapers in New York. Additionally, she has written for many world-renowned journals includingGourmet and The New York Times.
Rose’s presentation is free and open to the public. It is made possible through Speakers in the Humanities, a program of the New York Council for the Humanities. Speakers in the Humanities lectures are underwritten with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New York State Legislature, and through funds from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.