Events


Recent and Past Events


Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 6:00 p. m. (reception at 5:30 p.m.); Kathy will moderate a panel discussion, "Ice Kings," a program about Boston's love affair with ice cream that's part of the MHS's 6-part series, "Cooking Boston: How the Hub Shaped the American Diet"

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 6:00 p. m. (reception at 5:30 p.m.); Keith will participate in a panel discussion, "Refined to Rustic," the opening event in the MHS's 6-part series, "Cooking Boston: How the Hub Shaped the American Diet"

Chanticleer Breakfast Club, Red Parrot Restaurant, Hull, MA, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 9:00 a.m.; illustrated presentation, "Puddings, Pies, Pone, and Pottages: New England Farming and Fishing in Four Dishes," followed by a book signing

Willett Free Library, 45 Ferry Road, Saunderstown, RI, 02874, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality: Cooking by the Book in New England, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Spire Center for the Performing Arts, 25 1/​2 Court Street, Plymouth, MA, 02360, Saturday, April 9, 2016, 10:30 a.m.; as part of Back Roads of the South Shore's annual history symposium for this year, "Land & Sea: Historical Agriculture & Aquaculture of the South Shore," we will give an illustrated presentation, “Puddings, Pies, Pone, and Pottages: New England Farming and Fishing in Four Dishes”

Boylston Historical Society, 7 Central Street, Boylston, MA, 01505, Sunday, December 6, 2015, 3:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Lexington Historical Society, 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA, 02420, Friday, October 30, 2015, 8:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

1699 Historic Winslow House & Cultural Center, 634 Careswell Street, Marshfield, MA, 02050, Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 10:30 a.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality: Cooking by the Book in New England, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Northborough Historical Society, 52 Main Street, Northborough, MA, 01532, Friday, December 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Ventress Memorial Library, 15 Library Plaza, Marshfield, MA, 02050, Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Simmons College Nutrition Department, 300 The Fenway: Park Science, Building S-334, Boston, MA, 02215, Wednesday, October 29, 2:00 p.m.; as part of the Marsha Mason Nutrition Seminar, we'll be speaking to department faculty and students, and also to clinicians from the Longwood Medical Area, on Puritans and Pumpkin Pies, Brahmins and Baked Beans: New England Cooks Up the American Diet

Hearthside House Museum, 677 Great Road, Lincoln, RI 02865, Sunday, July 13, 2014, 1:30 p.m.; we'll be participating in Hearthside's all-day tribute to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair with a brief talk on some of the foods made popular by the Fair--hot dogs, iced tea, ice cream cones, and fudge; we'll bring copies of our books for sale and signing; should be fun!

Bullard Memorial Farm, 7 Bullard Lane, Holliston, MA, 01746, Thursday, January 30, 2014, 7:00 p.m. (snow date, Thursday, February 6); illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Wayland Public Library, 5 Concord Road, Wayland, MA, 01778, Sunday, January 5, 2014, 2:30 p.m.; as part of Wayland's 375th Anniversary Celebration, we'll be giving a talk on Lydia Maria Child, one of the town's most illustrious residents and one of our favorite cookbook authors included in Northern Hospitality; the title of the talk is "Wayland's Child--Straight Thinking and Good Cooking from Lydia Maria Child"; followed by refreshments (for this event a treat based on a recipe by Child) and a book signing

Hanson Public Library, 132 Maquan Street, Hanson, MA, 02341, Saturday, November 23, 2013, 12:30 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Canton Public Library, 786 Washington Street, Canton, MA, 02021, Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Winchester Public Library, 80 Washington Street, Winchester, MA, 01890, Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park Street, North Reading, MA, 01864, Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main Street, Groveland, MA, 01834, Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 6:30 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street, Acton, MA, 01720, Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Brooks Free Library, 739 Main Street, Harwich, MA, 02645, Saturday, November 10, 2012, 2:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green, Taunton, MA, 02780, Thursday, May 17, 2012, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 6:00 p.m.; as part of the Library's Local History Lecture Series, illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA, 02493, Monday, May 7, 2012; Golden Ball Tavern Museum's 6th Biennial Symposium: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry--Tavern Food and Drink in the Late Colonial and Early Federal Period; title of our talk: "I desired a fricasee": The New England Tavern and Culinary Refinement in the Eighteenth Century; for more information about the symposium, and to sign up to attend, click here.

Dighton Town Hall, 979 Somerset Avenue, Dighton, MA, 02715, Thursday, April 26, 2012, 6:30 p.m.; as part of the Dighton Tricentennial, illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

W. E. B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 154 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA, 01003, Saturday, April 14, 2012, 6:30 p.m.; we will be featured guest speakers, along with Judson Hale of Yankee Magazine, at the Tenth Annual Dinner with Friends to benefit the UMass Amherst Libraries

Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington Street, Quincy, MA, 02169, Thursday, March 29, 2012, 7:00 p.m.; in connection with the John Adams Unbound exhibition at the Library, illustrated talk on "Dining with My Dearest Friend: John and Abigail Adams at Table," followed by refreshments (including a sample item from Northern Hospitality: Cooking by the Book in New England) and a book signing

Weymouth Public Libraries, Tufts Library, 46 Broad Street, Weymouth, MA, 02188, Saturday, March 24, 2012, 2:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Reuben Hoar Library, 41 Shattuck Street, Littleton, MA, 01460, Thursday, February 23, 2012, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Attleboro Council on Aging, 25 South Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703, Friday, February 17, 2012, 10:00 a.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton Center, MA, 02459, Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Culinary Historians of Washington, D.C. (CHoW/​DC), Bethesda-Chevy Chase Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, Maryland, 20814, Sunday, January 8, 2012, 2:30 p.m.; illustrated talk, "Cooking by the Book in New England: From Colonies to Colonial Revival," followed by refreshments (including a sample item from Northern Hospitality: Cooking by the Book in New England) and a book signing

Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main Street, Watertown, MA, 02472, Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA, 02332, Sunday, December 11, 2011, 2:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA, 02186, Thursday, December 8, 2011, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Culinary Historians of Boston, Schlesinger Library, Harvard University, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 6:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT, 06105, Saturday, December 3, 2011, 2:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Rhode Island Historical Society, John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI, 02906, Thursday, November 17, 2011, 6:30 p.m.; as part of Gallery Night Providence, illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by a book signing

Ames Free Library, 53 Main Street, North Easton, MA, 02356, Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 6:30 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street, Holyoke, MA, 01040, Monday, November 7, 2011, 6:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Dover Town Library, 56 Dedham Street, Dover, MA, 02030, Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

EPOCH Assisted Living, One Butler Avenue, Providence, RI, 02906, Friday, October 28, 2011, 2:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Weston Public Library, 87 School Street, Weston, MA 02493, Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Norfolk Public Library, 139 Main Street, Norfolk, MA, 02056, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

The Boyden Library, 10 Bird Street, Foxborough, MA, 02035, Thursday, October 6, 2011, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7 Barstow Street, Mattapoisett, MA, 02739, Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

East Providence Public Library, Weaver Memorial Library, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, RI, 02914, Monday, September 12, 2011, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Medford Public Library, 111 High Street, Medford, MA, 02155, Thursday, July 28, 2011, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

South Kingstown Public Library/​Peace Dale, 1057 Kingstown Road, Peace Dale, RI, 02879, Monday, July 25, 2011, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

Newport Public Library, 300 Spring Street, Newport, RI, 02840, Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 7:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing; sponsored by the Friends of the Library

George Hail Library, 530 Main Street, Warren, RI, 02885, Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 6:45 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing

National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421, Saturday, May 28, 2011, 2:00 p.m.; we will be giving the Museum's Lowell Lecture: "Pressed Heads, Pottages, and Pippin Tarts: The Surprising Story Behind a Typical Diner Meal" (featuring content from Northern Hospitality); the lecture will be followed by a book signing

Fall River Public Library, 104 North Main Street, Fall River, MA, 02720, Sunday, May 22, 2011, 2:00 p.m.; illustrated talk on Northern Hospitality, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from the book) and a book signing; sponsored by the Friends of the Library