UL First Fridays: First Fridays: Food! Glorious Food!

…it’s all fun and games!

Have a little fun with Archives and Special Collections for the 2022-2023 season of First Fridays. This year we investigate materials in the archives that are strictly recreational.

Presentations begin at noon. Light refreshments and appetizers will be available. ASL interpreters will be present for all First Fridays events. Presentations resume in person this year, with the option to stream via Zoom. Please make a reservation if you plan to attend in person or online.

Food! Glorious Food! Food and Feasting in the Pre-modern World

Presented by Marguerite Ragnow, Curator, James Ford Bell Library

So much of our lives revolve around food: rituals and celebrations as well as day-to-day living. Dr. Marguerite Ragnow of the James Ford Bell Library will take us on a culinary tour of some of her favorite pre-modern recipes and menus, and share some stories that illuminate how the people of the past interacted with and thought about food.


First Fridays is made possible by a generous gift from Governor Elmer L. Andersen and Mrs. Eleanor Andersen in honor of former University Librarian Dr. Edward B. Stanford.

Start date
Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, Noon
End date
Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, 1 p.m.

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