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Artistically Delicious

Saturday, March 8, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Part of Curatorial Lectures and Tours

Celebrating International Women’s Day, the McMichael invites the Culinary Historians of Canada, together with experts in the areas of women's history, domestic technology, and cuisine to take a closer look at Mary Pratt's paintings and explore the themes of food and kitchen work in her art.

Elizabeth Baird is a volunteer historic cook at Fort York, Wednesday food columnist for the Toronto Sun and SunMedia, and former food editor of Canadian Living Magazine. She is co-author of Canada’s Favourite Recipes (2012) and co-editor of Setting a Fine Table, Historical Desserts and Drinks from the Officer’ Kitchens at Fort York (2013). She is a member of the Order of Canada and Taste Canada’s Hall of Fame.

Liz Driver is the Director/Curator of Campbell House, where she enjoys integrating food and wine into the museum’s programming. A past president of the Culinary Historians of Canada, her research focus is the publishing history of cookbooks. In 2009, she was the first person to be inducted into the Canadian Culinary Landmarks Hall of Fame (now called Taste Canada Hall of Fame) and in 2010 she was made a Fellow of the Ontario Hostelry Institute.

Ruth Sandwell is a historian who teaches the history of education and the family in Canada at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She has written and published in the fields of rural history, women’s history and the social history of technology. She is currently conducting research for a manuscript entitled Heat Light and Work in Canadian Homes: A Social History of Fuels and Energy in the Canadian Home, 1880-1950.

Special Prix Fixe Menu Available: featuring a Newfoundland inspired menu Download menu

Speaker/Instructor/Guest Information:

Elizabeth Baird
Liz Driver
Ruth Sandwell


general public: Included with gallery admission.

Reservation: Not required

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