A History of the World in 10 Dinners

Join Us on Monday, December 11, 2023 @ 7 PM Central via Zoom!

Presented by Victoria Flexner and Jay Reifel


The Cockenthrice
Glazed Whore’s Farts (Pets de Putain)
Jewish Buried Casserole (Yahoodi Mahshu Madfoon)
Pastry for the Elite (Shakmiyyat Al-Khawas)
Pousse l’Amour

In 2014, food historians Victoria Flexner and Jay Reifel cooked up a NYC supper club called Edible History, a pairing of fine dining and intellectual stimulation. Now they’ve spun their experience into a recently published book, A History of the World in 10 Dinners: 2,000 Years, 100 Recipes (Rizzoli). 

Come join us as the authors share highlights from their work and give us a world of culinary traditions and unfamiliar ingredients through dishes that make up 10 historical dinners: think Tudor England’s Cockatrice — a chicken sewn into a pig, then roasted; or Glazed Whore’s Farts (meringues) from Versailles. And they point out how we, too, can reenact these dishes at home.

Bios: Victoria Flexner is a food historian and founder of Edible History, a NYC-based historical supper club. Jay Reifel, Edible History’s executive chef, studied at the French Culinary Institute. He has competed on Chopped, and Beat Bobby Flay.


Monday, December 11, 2023
7 p.m. Central Time
Presented Via ZOOM

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