Saturday 13th April 2019
12noon, Club Room
Members: free | Guests: £5.00
Chris Duffy from The Auchtermuchty Food Museum tells the story of how the purchase
of a battered cookbook in 1983 snowballed into a journey of obsessive collecting. In
How to make an Omelette he shares items from the collection as he tries to answer one
question – WHY? Tuck into a tasting menu that includes books, manuscripts, artworks and documentary
objects from the 15 th Century to the present day.
Eclectic and eccentric this talk tells a story of food, life and one collector’s search for
Chris Duffy – The Auchtermuchty Food Museum
Chris Duffy is the founder and curator of The Auchtermuchty Food Museum; a
project he created to share the collection of food related photographs, books,
manuscripts and eating related ephemera he has gathered over the past 25 years.
Through exhibition, publication and events he aims to contribute to the dialogue
about our food, and its place in our culture, history and future. The collection features
a very broad range of material including artworks, printed cookbooks from the
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, 1970s cookery cards and periodicals, personal
manuscript recipes from people of all backgrounds, novels, picture books,
photographs of people cooking and eating and archive material from leading figures
in the world of food and drink, including the Fanny Cradock Archive.