Queen's University

Holiday food expert


From a hundred fat roast turkeys, mountains of roast and boiled potatoes at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to the Cratchits' cheap goose and gravy, sage and onions in Victorian Camden Town, food often becomes an obsession during the holiday season.
Queen’s English professor Heather Evans, who has published scholarly works on food and culinary history and food writing and gastronomy, can speak to how images of food in books and magazines fuel our culture’s fascination with food.
Has the cult of the heavily laden holiday table become our new religion?  Is festive feasting a celebration of generosity, love, and familial bonds or more about holiday consumption as a display of social status and purchasing power?
To arrange an interview with Dr. Evans, contact Communications Assistants Molly Kehoe, molly.kehoe@queensu.ca, 613.533.2877, or Alissa Clark, alissa.clark@queesu.ca, 613.533.6000 ext 77513, Queen’s News and Media Services.

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