November Events

Photo credit Lucia Austria
Photo credit Lucia Austria

Plenty of fun events to be had this November! Mark your calendars with these awesome food events and lectures!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Boston Event Guide presents Fall Wine FestCelebrate Fall and taste wines of the world. Guests will be given a passport (event layout) to travel to different regions around the world and taste wines from each.

12 pm, 3 pm, & 7pm; Cyclorama, 539 Tremont Street, Boston

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Gastronomy Lecture Series – Join us in a conversation with Kyri Claflin, Gastronomy lecturer and co-author of Writing Food History: A Global Perspective.

5-6 pm, Fuller 109, 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

The Harvard University Food Literacy Project invites all to join David Buchanan, author of Taste, Memory, to the event Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors, and Why They Matter. A grower of over 250 heirloom varieties of plants, Buchanan explores how biodiversity impacts the future of food and farming. How can we strike a balance between preserving the past, maintaining valuable agricultural and culinary traditions, and looking ahead to breed new plants? To what extent should growers value efficiency and uniformity over matters of taste, ecology, or regional identity? In this talk, David Buchanan will discuss agricultural biodiversity, what it means, why it’s important, and how we can maintain it. Open to the public.  Heirloom tasting to follow.

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Sever 103, Harvard Yard, Cambridge

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Museum of Fine Arts presents Gallery Talk: Feasting, Food And Festivals In Ancient ArtExperience a banquet for your eyes as we examine the art of food and drink in the ancient world. Join guest lecturer Christopher Gilbert for a deep draught of knowledge as we learn about the role of feasting and food!

2pm, Sharf Visitor Center MFA, Boston

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Gastronomy Lecture Series – Join us for “Around the Italian Table: A Roundtable Discussion of Contemporary Food Ethnography in Italy,” with Carole Counihan, Visiting Professor of Gastronomy, Rachel Black, Assistant Professor of Gastronomy, and Valeria Siniscalchi, Associate Professor of Anthropology, EHESS.

6 pm, SHA Auditorium, 928 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

–AND–

Boston magazine presents their annual Taste event. This event celebrates the November dining issue with an evening of delectable offerings, highlighting some of the best chefs, mixologists, and restaurants featured in Boston magazine this year. Purchase tickets here.

6 pm, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Boston

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

The Culinary Historians of Boston present BU Gastronomy Program Coordinator, Barbara Rotger. In this presentation she will shed light on her path through the wonderful world of gastronomy as well as some of the cherished recipes she has collected along the way.

6 pm, Schlesinger Library, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Rachel Black, Gastronomy Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator, will present a special lecture, A Taste of Britain: From Post-Colonial Cuisine to Molecular Gastronomy as part of the Museum of Fine Arts course series, Cheers! Celebrate Enchanted EnglandTicket purchase required; $25 for MFA members, seniors, and students, $30 for nonmembers.

1-2:30 pm, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Remis Auditorium, 161

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Get your tickets for the Beer Summit Harvest Fest. Celebrate the Fall beers from over 60 different breweries. It’s a celebration of the best Autumn beers in the world, right here in Boston. Purchase are on sale here.

various times, 130 Columbus Ave, Boston

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Meet locals and exchange creative prepared foods in a Boston Food SwapAll swap items must be homemade, homegrown, or foraged by you. Bring as little or as much as you like. You can bring a bunch of one thing or multiples of a few different things. The possibilities are endless! Admission is free but RSVP is required.

2 pm, Space with a Soul, 281 Summer St, Boston

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