Diggings 9 February 2020

  13th New Zealand Symposium of Gastronomy and Food Finally made it to a New Zealand Symposium and a very enjoyable, stimulating time it was. Read my highlights here. The Chocolate-Brewing Witches of Colonial Latin America One mother-daughter pair, the wealthy mulata, or African and European, widow Francisca de Agreda and her daughter, Juana, mixed …

Prunings and pickings from the 13th New Zealand Symposium of Gastronomy and Food History, Hamilton Gardens 1 – 2 February 2020

This was my first New Zealand Symposium, and an enjoyable, stimulating and illuminating gathering it was. The theme was gardens, and the venue, appropriately, was the Hamilton Gardens with its Te Parapara Maaori garden and its kitchen, herb, and sustainable 'enclosed gardens'. Below are sketches of some of the highlights for me. The proceedings will …