Saturday October 21st 2017, 2 pm

Guest Speaker: Jan O’Connell 

Jan O’Connell is the grand-daughter of a grocer with a background in the advertising industry and an interest in the history of food and food-manufacturing in Australia. Her first book “Me & My Big Mouth’ painted a picture of what we ate and how we cooked in the second half of the 20th Century.

Perhaps you know who invented the lamington. You might remember the iceman topping up the icebox. Maybe you still use a Fowlers Vacola bottling outfit.

To celebrate History Week and following our (short) Annual General Meeting, food historian Jan O’Connell will talk about the changes to Australian eating habits in the past 250 years. Her new book ‘From Mutton to Masterchef’ explores this theme.

Date: Saturday 21st October, 2017
2 pm
Hawthorn Community Precinct, 584 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn 3122
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