French Lecture Series - Nolin Deloison Baum
The topic of Nolin’s presentation will be Auguste Escoffier, often called the King of Chefs. Of all of the great masters of French Cuisine, Escoffier has always stood out to Nolin. Escoffier’s unmatched contribution to gastronomy earned him an enduring celebrity. It has been somewhat forgotten, though, that he also leveraged his fame to draw attention to women’s rights, peace, poverty, and hunger, and he even successfully lobbied for social welfare programs. Nolin will examine the indelible mark that he left on both cuisine and society.
This talk will be in English.