New Sweden History Conference, Beef, Beer and Bread: Colonial Foodways

This year’s conference, to be held at ASHM, will explore 17th century foodways in Sweden and colonial America. Five speakers will discuss various aspects of culinary history—from the kitchens of Stockholm to the brew houses of Philadelphia. The keynote speaker is author, chef, and Swedish food historian Dr. Ulrica Söderlind. Dr. Söderlind holds a PhD from the University of Stockholm. She has written five books on topics such as, the role of food in Swedish social history, and the culinary history of the Nobel Banquet. Her conference session will focus on the cooking practices of a 17th century Swedish noble household. Additional speakers include David Furlow, who will be discussing the significance of cattle as an important part of New Sweden’s economy; Rich Wagner will lead an engaging discussion on the intricacies of colonial beer brewing. In the spirit of this year’s theme, a special lunch will be served featuring homemade colonial recipes and, of course, beer. Do not miss what is sure to be an informative and delicious conference event! Registration, continental breakfast, and lunch $45 per person ($35 for students and teachers). Registration deadline is Friday October 31. Early bird registration by October 17 $40 per person ($30 for students and teachers). Register online ( or by phone at (215) 389-1776.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 06:00 to 12:00