Jane Austen Society presents two local events

The Jane Austen Society of North America Vermont is hosting two local events this month, both of which are sure to delight fans of Austen’s literature as well as those who love fine food and culinary history.

“Dining with Jane Austen” with speaker Julienne Gehrer will be held at the Fletcher Free Library in the Fletcher Room on Aug. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. The talk will be a culinary journey, revealing details of Austen’s life through the foods on her plate. See favorite dishes recreated from two manuscript cookbooks held within the Austen family circle, and learn how the three-year research project led to attic-to-cellar photography at Jane Austen’s House Museum. On view will be the author’s family recipes.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

On Aug. 4, Gehrer will speak at at Shelburne Farms, where local chef Richard Witting’s Isole Dinner Club will host a full Jane Austen Regency era dinner. Tickets are $125 / person and can be reserved at: http://www.shelburnefarms.org/calendar/event/isole-dinner-clubs-history-of-english-food-and-literature-series-jane-austen.

Information: JASNAVTregion@gmail.com, 802-343-2294

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