The Bayside Historical Society on Friday, June 11 will
present It's So Tasty, Too, a unique discussion about women and food inspired
by a 1920s cookbook by the Bayside Woman's Club. The lecture will be followed by a sampling of
desserts from the book.
To be held in the Officers' Club in Fort Totten Park at 7
pm, the event will feature guest speaker Megan Elias, associate professor of
history at Queensborough Community College, who will show how representative
the cookbook is of the lives of a particular class of women at a particular
time, in the particular town of Bayside.
She will then compare this group to the lives of local women of past
generations, talk about how the foods within the book differ from that of
contemporary Bayside, and discuss the role that women play in food preparation
The fee is $15
Call 718-352-1548 to reserve.
Limited parking is available on site; additional parking
can be found in Little Bay Park, just outside the Fort Totten gate. For more
information, visit baysidehistorical.org.
In addition to teaching a food history course and
American history at Queensborough Community College, Elias is the author of
Stir it Up: Home Economics in American Culture (University of Pennsylvania
Press, 2008) and Food in the United States, 1890-1945 (Greenwood Press, 2009).
Bayside Historical Society is located within Fort Totten
Park, in Bayside, NY, and is easily accessible by public transportation (Q13 or
Q16 bus to Fort Totten) and by car:
Cross Island Parkway North to exit 32 (Bell Blvd.). A New York City landmark on the National
Register of Historic Places, the Bayside Historical Society is dedicated to the
preservation of Bayside and offers a variety of cultural and educational
programs, exhibits and events for the community. Visit the Society online at