Wednesday March 10, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elyse Moore explores the nutritional importance of shad and other migratory, or anadromous, fish to the inland diet, the close cultural relationship that developed between the fish and the people who lived along the Connecticut River. Learn about the earliest native methods of harvesting fish, the Ancient Charter law of the Massachusetts Bay Colony that protected the fish populations as they ascended the river in their season, and the pop-up culture of riverside inns, taverns, rites, rituals, and recipes that grew up during the spring fish harvest before the permanent damming of the Great River.
Elyse Moore teaches historical hearth cooking and food history at Historic Deerfield Museum. She has a BA in History from Mount Holyoke College and a Diplôme Culinaire from New England Culinary Institute. She Ms. Moore writes about historical perspectives on community food security and their intersection with women’s history. Her writing on food topics has appeared in the Hampshire Gazette and at the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery.
To Register for this Program: Please register below for the link to this live lecture, hosted on Zoom. You must have a free Zoom account to attend. Instructions on accessing the lecture will be included in your confirmation email.
This program is funded by a Community Development Block Grant. The demographic information collected in this registration form will be used only to help us report back regarding our community impact and for no other purpose. Additional support has been provided through NEH CARES Act funding granted by Mass Humanities.