Herstory – The Barossa Cookery Book and the stories of the women who created it - Session 2
- 14 May 2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Barossa Regional Gallery, 3 Basedow Road, Tanunda SA 5232
- Book online
Come and join us for a conversation as we open the pages of this iconic cookbook and reveal its touching stories, fascinating secrets and sparkling gems and join us as we re imagine the creation of our community not in the hands of the men….but of the women.
There will be three information sessions in total, with all three sessions starting with a brief outline of this iconic cookbook and its inception as a community fundraiser to support the establishment of a Soldiers Memorial Hall. The sessions will then take a deep dive into some of its more fascinating secrets. Each session will also shine a spotlight on historic recipe contributors and their stories as Barossa women and community members.
First printed in 1917 and then again in 1932 food shortages were common due to war rationing and the depression. We take a little tour of recipe ingredients common to the era and their influence on recipe outcomes. Why on earth are they using Ammonia in biscuits? And what’s going on with the ‘cocoanut’ spelling?
Well, we’ll dig into those questions as well!
Then join us as we tell the stories of Florence Mann, her four sisters, their family stories of service, and how they are all connected to the cookbook.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the session and you are invited to join us for a light afternoon tea to mingle and chat further.