Please note: seating is unreserved
Drinking, eating and cooking with chocolate in British history
Chocolate: loved, craved, cooked with, drunk, good for us, bad for us, comfort food and to be avoided at all costs. This lecture by Dr Annie Gray looks at the early history of chocolate in England, from its introduction as a health beverage, to its acceptance as a much-loved part of the British diet. It explores the myths which surround it, and the material culture with which it was at one time associated. If you merely think of chocolate as a quick fix, think again!
Consultant, broadcaster and writer, historian Annie Gray returns to Morley Arts Festival with another popular lecture on the history of food. Resident food historian on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet, she has also appeared on Victorian Bakers and James Martin’s Home Comforts on BBC2, and is currently writing a book on Queen Victoria and her food.
Following the lecture, Morley WI will be serving a chocolate themed Afternoon Tea in the wonderful surroundings of the Banqueting Rooms at Morley Town Hall.
2pm - 3pm: Dr Annie Gray lecture, The Morleian Hall (Morley Town Hall)
3pm - 4:30pm: Afternoon Tea, provided by Morley Women's Institue, Small and Large Banqueting Rooms (Morley Town Hall)
This event is sponsored by Chocolate Beauty Spa