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Sanctuary Series: The Visual Culture of Food

Join us for a delectable look into the visual culture of food with culinary trained art historian Patrick Coue. Although a comprehensive history on the subject has yet to be written, this talk will highlight the wealth of sources and fascinating images one can decipher and analyze to understand the history of food past and present. This presentation aims at spotlighting specific food images from various periods that have broadened our knowledge of the people and the culture that produced them. The evening is organized and sponsored by the Philadelphia Women’s Culinary Guild.

From a classic French culinary training starting at age 16 to a graduate education in Art History from the University of Delaware (with some restaurants and tourism school in between), Patrick Coue has collected a wealth of experiences and knowledge that come through in his teaching. Mr. Coue is currently a professor at The Art Institute of Philadelphia where he has been able to combine his two backgrounds/passions – art history and culinary – into his classes.

Since 1983, the Philadelphia Women’s Culinary Guild has served as a professional membership organization composed of women in business, education, journalism, restaurants and other fields in food and wine industry.  The Guild provides professional support to, and extends the education of, our members via demonstrations, study groups, lectures and our newsletter, as well as to provide a job exchange and networking opportunities.

The Sanctuary Series was developed in support of Fleisher’s mission to make art accessible to everyone. The series provides low-commitment learning experience for our creative community to explore its interest in the arts. Supporting and supplementing Fleisher’s regular class and workshop offerings, Sanctuary Series events range from artist talks, film screenings, musical and dance performances, as well as hands on workshops. The Sanctuary Series is free and open to the public.