Did Jane Austen Prefer a Plain Dish to Ragout?
Join us in September for our JASNA St. Louis Fall meeting as we hear Julienne Gehrer, Regional Coordinator for JASNA Kansas City, presents a slideshow of what it was like to dine with Jane. Food references in Jane Austen’s novels and letters give us clues about her dining experiences. Two Austen family cookbooks serve up a vivid picture of what was likely to be on Jane’s plate. How did dining at the great houses compare with meals taken at Chawton Cottage, which resembled the Bennet’s lifestyle? Colorful slides highlight the early works, showcase period food recreations, and illustrate the kitchens that originally produced these dishes.
Biography of Julienne Gehrer
Julienne Gehrer is a Life Member of JASNA and the Regional Coordinator for the Metropolitan Kansas City Region in Kansas. She is an Editorial Director for Hallmark Cards, Inc., where she has developed products for over thirty years. Julienne is the author of two books, In Season: Cooking Fresh from the Kansas City Farmer’s Market and Love Lore: Symbols, Legends and Recipes for Romance. She is also the creator of three board games including Pride and Prejudice-the Game.