September 14th, 2009

Feast

Symposium-going, Part 1

The Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery is an annual conference which began nearly thirty years ago. Each year, it addresses a different aspect of the topic, as voted on by the symposium three years earlier. The brainstorming of topics is a public free-for-all, and can evolve in unexpected directions. This year, for example, "Filled and Wrapped" emerged the winner for the 2012 theme, over offal, meats, sweet, and a slew of other suggestions. But that was the end of the symposium, the last order-of-business before tea and home. Let me return to the beginning.

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