Florence Griswold Museum: VIRTUAL LECTURE: Digesting Wilderness

August 10, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual via Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme St
Old Lyme
CT 06371
Florence Griswold Museum
(860) 434-5542

The Culture of Wild Food

with Prof. Rachel Black, Associate Professor and Chair of the Anthropology Department, Connecticut College 

Is there such a thing as wild food? Building on the central theme of Dana Sherwood: Animal Appetites and Other Encounters in Wildness, this talk will examine cultural notions of wilderness through food and look at the ways in which Sherwood blurs the lines between the human and animal worlds.

From hunting and gathering to foraging and creating elaborate pièce montée, Black will examine food as a cultural object that can bring us closer to the environment or attempt to distance us from what we think of as the natural world.