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Eat Your History

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Eat Your History


Stories and recipes from Australian kitchens

Handwritten recipes passed through the generations, tales of goats running wild in colonial gardens and early settlers' experimentation with native foods. Eat Your History dishes up stories and recipes from Australian kitchens and dining rooms from 1788 to the 1950s.

Jacqui Newling, resident gastronomer at Sydney Living Museums, invites you to share forgotten tastes and lost techniques, and to rediscover some delicious culinary treasures. Jacqui is also the co-author of the wonderful blog The Cook and the Curator.

About the author:

Jacqui Newling brings ten years of ‘visitor first’ interpretation experience to her role as a curator at Sydney Living Museums.

She has a Le Cordon Bleu Master’s degree in Gastronomy through the University of Adelaide, and as SLM’s ‘resident gastronomer’, Jacqui holds regular Colonial Gastronomy and Eat your history programs at SLM’s museums. Jacqui co-curated with Dr Scott Hill the Eat Your History: A Shared Table exhibition at the Museum of Sydney in September 2013. Jacqui is the ‘Cook’ in the blog The Cook and the Curator, co-written with Dr Scott Hill, which was shortlisted in the 2013 NSW Premier’s Awards (multimedia) and author of the NSW Heritage Award winning book, Eat your history.

Jacqui continues post-graduate studies as a PhD candidate in history at Sydney University, researching food and food security in early colonial New South Wales.

Jacqui Newling
Published December 2015 
272 pages
195mm x 245mm
ISBN 9781742234687

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