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Join Us for an ESU Happy Hour
Downton Abbey in the Kitchen
Guest Speaker: Dr. Annie Gray

ESU Members and Friends of ESU are cordially invited to our next ESU Happy Hour on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm Central Time. Happy Hour programs are live, online and free. You can register for this Happy Hour program at the link below. Our guest speaker is Dr. Annie Gray, food historian, chef, and broadcaster.

She has published four books including the best-selling "The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook." Dr. Gray will tell how she compiled those extraordinary recipes and stories about the TV series. She will also tell us about her latest book, "Victory in the Kitchen—The Life of Churchill's Cook."  We will learn the  story of Georgina Landemare who was Winston Churchill's cook during WWII. Her book offers fascinating insight into the dining habits of the war-time leader and the nation as a whole.

Click here to register for this Happy Hour.

About Dr. Annie Gray:

Dr. Annie Gray has degrees from Oxford (MA), York (MA) and Liverpool (PhD), and retains an academic connection as an honorary research associate at the University of York. Dr. Gray comments on her academic studies:

Although I am entirely freelance, and have limited everyday involvement in academia, I continue to research, advise and occasionally teach within the university environment. My core research interests are: food and dining in Britain (c.1600-1960); dining style and stylistic change; gender history, particularly within the home; domestic service; site-based interpretation and best practice where related to food and dining; and the history of country houses and gardens, particularly kitchen gardens.


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