Entertaining & Dining in the 1920s
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About The Event
The Jazz Age, flappers, the end of World War I, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Rudolph Valentino, Prohibition and the Speakeasy. Women cut their hair, hemlines and waistlines. Times were indeed changing and with it were changes in how and what Americans ate. Explore these exciting times through its food and social etiquette.
Join Francine Segan, a renowned food historian, lecturer and James Beard-nominated author of six books, for a look at what entertaining would have been like during Agecroft's early years in Virginia. Learn about opulent Great Gatsby dinner parties. Hear ahbout the fascinating origins of iconic ‘20s classics like pineapple upside cake, oysters Rockefeller and Caesar Salad. Learn how feminism and the invention of the refrigerator combined to give us icebox cake, “flapper pudding” and “sorority salad.” Discover the era’s surprising candy boom and the many foods invented then that are still popular today.
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