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Connecticut Eats! A Bite of Food History in the Nutmeg State Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Posted by kabery in history, Museum.


A Bite of Food History in the Nutmeg State: Patrick Smith, Curator of Education at the Museum of Connecticut History will present a program titled Connecticut Eats!: A Bite of Food History in the Nutmeg State at noon on Thursday, June 16, 2011 in Memorial Hall at the Connecticut State Library, located at 231 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. Often referred to as the “Nutmeg State,” Connecticut’s contributions to the culinary world over the past 300 years have been inventive, historical and of course tasty. On the “menu” are topics including: Roast Meat Hill to Fishfry Street (the geography of food); “Worn out like a June Shad “(the state our state fish); Sylvester Graham (who never ate a S’more); the Grinder (or is it a sub?); and for dessert “Let Them Eat Cake” ( as long as it’s Hartford Election Cake). Bring your lunch, bring your curiosity and maybe even your appetite for some authentic samples of Connecticut inspired foods!

About the speaker: Patrick Smith is Curator of Education at the Museum of Connecticut History at the Connecticut State Library. As part of his job Patrick develops and presents outreach education programs to learners of all ages across the state. He also write the popular blog Connecticut Invents which chronicles the famous and not so famous inventions and inventors from Connecticut. A historical foodie, Patrick enjoys “researching” Connecticut food, facts and myths all in the name of history.

Thursday, June 16, 2011
Noon – 12:45
Connecticut State Library ~ Memorial Hall
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut

Smith’s talk is part of the State Library and Museum of Connecticut History’s Third Thursday BrownBag Lunchtime speaker series which features a variety of speakers on various aspects of Connecticut history. All programs are free and open to the public.



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