Program Schedule

Our programs are presented via Zoom, courtesy of the Ann Arbor District Library.

Upcoming Programs

Sunday, February 20, 2022, 4 p.m. Eastern
The Provisions of War
Roundtable discussion hosted by Prof. Justin Nordstrom, Penn State Univ.

Sunday, March 20, 2022, 4 p.m. Eastern
Victory Gardens: How a Nation of Vegetable Gardeners Helped to Win the War
with Judith Sumner, botanist, educator and garden historian

Past Programs

Sunday, January 16, 2022, 4 p.m. Eastern
The Secret History of Home Economics
with journalist and author Danielle Dreilinger

Sunday, November 21, 4 p.m. Eastern
Prohibition and Repeal with Tammy Coxen, author of Cheers to Michigan
List of cocktail recipes
No recording available.

Sunday, October 31
German-American Foodways
Antje Petty, Max Kade Institute, University of Wisconsin
View the recording

Sunday, September 19
Early Mexican Cookbooks with Maite Gómez-Rejón
View the recording

Sunday, June 20
The Marmalade Mavens with Sarah B. Hood
No recording available.

Sunday, May 16
Puerto Rican Cuisine in America with Oswald Rivera
View the recording

Sunday, April 18
Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue with James Beard Book Award Winner Adrian Miller ( View the recording.

Sunday, March 21
Creating Sunset Magazine’s Cooking Department: A Study of Men, Women and Cooking in the 1930s with food historian Jennifer Pagano. View the recording.

Sunday, February 21
Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight That Revolutionized Cooking with food historian, educator and author Linda Civitello. View the recording.

Sunday, January 17
Sweet Greeks: First Generation Immigrant Confectioners in the Heartland with author Ann Flesor Beck, a third-generation confectioner and independent scholar.

Sunday, December 6
All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food and the Battle for Women’s Right to Vote with Laura Kumin (

Sunday, November 15
Apples in the Midwestern Imagination with Lucy M. Long

Sunday, October 18
Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan with Barbara Barton
Sunday, September 20
Chinese Food: Customs and Culture with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang


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