Event will showcase local food history

April 7, 2014 by  

The Alexandria Food History Symposium is taking place this May.

The event is aimed at showcasing local food history through demonstrations, food tastings, and discussion with business owners, writers, and chefs.

There are four planned presentations: ‘Amanda Moniz’ will discuss the history of food imports and exports that traveled through the port of Alexandria; Pat Hagan will give a history of Shuman’s Bakery; Adam Shprintzen will discuss his book The Vegetarian Crusade and sign copies for guests; and finally, Catherine and Margaret Portner will talk about their family brewery that was considered a state-of-the-art facility during the post-Civil war period in Alexandria.

Visitors will get to sample many local foods and beverages while having the chance to ask questions of the presenters. They will also have the chance to purchase books at discounted prices during the evening.

Those who are interested in the history of Alexandria, and about local food, will no doubt be interested in attending this event. Local printing companies often help organizers market such events by providing products like flyers and brochures that can be distributed in the community.

The Alexandria Food History Symposium will be held at the Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum on May 3 from 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Tickets are $50 each. For more information about this event, contact the museum at 703-746-4994.