Discover the fascinating festivities of the Renaissance in a hilarious presentation by food historian and cookbook author, Francine Segan as she reveals the fanciful desserts, intriguing table manners, and unusual dining customs of the 1500s. Learn the incredible reasons we clink glasses to make a toast, why “4 and 20 blackbirds” really were served in a pie, and more! Sprinkled throughout the lecture are samples of the bawdy jokes, puns, and riddles that were typically served with Renaissance dessert. Recommended for adults and children ages 13+.
$15 adult, $8 child; Museum members $5 adult, $3 child. Includes Museum admission.