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Marshall to talk about K-State's local, global food legacy Wednesday

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Teatime to Tailgates: 150 Years at the K-State TableJane P. Marshall will talk about early plant explorers and purple pie at the 150th brown bag lunch and lecture series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Flint Hills room at the K-State Student Union.

Marshall is the author of "Teatime to Tailgates: 150 Years at the K-State Table," a book about Kansas State University’s legacy in affecting how people grow, select, prepare and eat their food. The book, to be available in September, also tells about the evolution of campus cuisine from 10 cent lunches served by domestic science students in the basement of Anderson Hall to the landmark publication of "Food for Fifty" in 1937 then to modern tailgate feasts.

She will discuss the university’s food heritage and talk about some of the more than 100 recipes she gathered from faculty, students, alumni and community cooks.

The 256-page food history and recipe book is illustrated with photographs from the University archives, University photographer David Mayes and the Riley County Historical Society.

"Teatime to Tailgates: 150 Years at the K-State Table" will sell for $24.95. It will be available on-line and in 119 Justin Hall and other locations. On-line orders will add $5 for shipping and handling.

Marshall, communications coordinator for the College of Human Ecology, teaches food writing in the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics. This spring she and history professor Bonnie Lynn-Sherow will teach Food in America.

Prepared by Human Ecology communications

This article was posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, and is filed under College News, Hospitality Management.