The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries hosts ‘Cookbooks Past, Present and Future’, an all-day cookbook event in the University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building on Saturday, 2nd March 2019. This event is sponsored by the University of Portsmouth Library.
An academic symposium presenting conference papers on the subject of cookbooks convened by Dr Laurel Forster and an evening with keynote speaker Jack Monroe, author of Cooking on a Bootstrap (food writer & activist).
The cookbook has long occupied an important cultural position. As an early printed book it was a prized heirloom treasured across generations, and in more recent times it has appeared in diverse forms to accommodate a range of eating preferences and cultural interests. Increasingly, with the turn to the online world this traditional collection of recipes is in danger of being replaced by easily-available single recipe internet searches.
This symposium will consider the history of the cookbook, its cultural proliferation and significance, and its future in the cyber world, the smart home and the internet of things.
Ticket prices: £40/£20 (students and unwaged). Book here.
Time and date: 9:30am – 4:45pm, Saturday 2nd March 2019.
Venue: University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth
The general public and academics are also invited to ‘Cookbooks: Do they have a future in the digital age?’, an open discussion at the end of the all-day event at 5.30pm at Eldon, with keynote speaker Jack Monroe and panellists; Lulu Grimes (hub director, BBC Good Food) and Katie Quinn (food vlogger and author).
Please note all-day ticket includes the evening keynote event featuring Jack Monroe.
For more information about the keynote discussion led by Jack Monroe at 5.30pm later in the day, see this event.
The full programme, including all the visiting speakers, is available to view here.