At the Medieval Table: Cooking, Cultures and Customs

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 18, 2019, 09:30am - 06:30pm

LOCATION: AB West Wing 4052, 15 Seminary Place


Mens et Mensa Symposium Oct 18 2019

Program Schedule

9:30 - 10:00 Coffee and registration, AB 4052 (fourth floor)
10:00 - 11:00 Cookery and Cultural Heritage, AB 4052
Round Table Discussion 
11:15 - 12:00 Food on the Stage, AB 1150 (1st floor Learning Center)
The Life and Death of the Martyr, St. Herring A “sermon joyeux” (parodic sermon) staged by Les enfans sans abri. Director, Sharon King
1:10 - 2:30 Cookbooks as Cultural Texts, AB 4052
Sarah Jaran (Western Michigan University), “Le Viandier: A Literary Analysis of Taillevent’s Recipes”
Montserrat Piera (Temple University), “There is More to a Knife than Meets the Eye: The Art of Carving at the King's Table in Enrique de Villena's Arte Cisoria (1423)”
2:45 - 4:00 Customs and Values, AB 4052
June-Ann Greeley (Sacred Heart University), “Mice, Marmots, and Mare’s Milk: European Travelers and the Cuisine of the Medieval Far East”
Carol Smolen (Bucks County Community College), “Measuring Food: Yardstick of the Heart, Body, and Spirit: Representations in Llull’s Llibre d’Evast e Blaquerna
4:30 - 5:30 Mens et Mensa General Meeting, AB 4052

For Mens et Mensa membership information visit:

Mens et Mensa, Society for the Study of Food in the Middle Ages, Fourth Biannual Symposium

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