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Fit for Foodies: Francine Segan joins our Lecture Luncheon Series!


March 6, 2013

The Women’s Institute of Houston is extremely excited about hosting the fabulous Francine Segan on March 15!  Ms. Segan, a James Beard award nominee,will be discussing “Food Fads- Roaring 20s through the Modern Times”.  If you consideryourself a “foodie” or enjoy food beyond just sustenance, this is a MUST-SEE!

Francine Segan is the author of several culinary-related books, one of which has been nominated for awards by both the James Beard Foundation and the IACP.
She has lectured all over America for many different organizations and foundations, including The Smithsonian Museum, Museum of Natural History, The New York Times Travel show, & many more. For more info on her speaking engagements and history, definitely give her website a look: www.francinesegan.com.
Considering that Francine has also been the spokesperson for Italian sweets since 2009, it’s safe to say she knows a thing or two about our favorite confections.  Lucky for us, she’s happy to share this and more as we “explore each exciting decade through its food and social etiquette“.

More about this lecture (from Francine Sagan’s website):  “Learn
about popular ’20s foods like “flapper pudding” and “sorority salad”
inspired by the rise in women’s rights and about “ice box cake” created
thanks to the invention of the refrigerator.

As we move into the ’30s Depression era with its unemployment linessoup kitchens, bread lines and apple sellers discover the new valueplaced on home entertaining. Discover the story behind ’30s foods likepineapple upside down cake, “Betty Co-Ed sandwiches”, salad fantasies,and the new post-Prohibition cocktails and cocktail party foods.

WW II brought shortages and inspired “victory gardens”, home canning
“meatless Tuesdays,” “No ration-point” menus, and sugarless desserts.
The suburbanization of ’50s sparked cocktail parties and backyard BBQs,
and the ’70s and ’80s new gourmet awareness. Learn about America’s diet
crazes each decade and much, much more! 


To Sign Up, Click HERE
: http://wih.org/luncheons
There are still some spots left!