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Talks and Lectures

A wide range of podcasts from talks and lectures held at Historic Royal Palaces

Apr 25, 2012

Food historian Dr Annie Gray presents an evening dedicated to the food and etiquette of the Georgian dinner party, from the agony of the housewife, to the delight of the honoured guest. Ranging from the King’s dinners, through those of his subjects, and back to his most lowly servants, the beauty and elegance of dining in an era obsessed with ‘taste’ will be explored.

The talk unpacks the hidden meanings in the laying of the dining table, and show how servants were expected to behave. It will also showcase some of the food, illustrating how the tastes and textures of Georgian food contributed to the experience of dinner.