Literary Cuisine : A Tasty Bite Of Literature

Rose Marie Beebe and Robert SenkewiczBeyond the Traditional Kitchen: Women in 19th-Century Mexican California

Tuesday, January 22
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
California Mission Room, Benson Memorial Center

Please join the Library and Bon Appétit for the Winter 2013 Literary Cuisine.

Come hear Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewicz discuss Women in 19th-Century Mexican California.

The women of California before the American conquest were a diverse group that included people from the rancho-owning elite, military communities, mission workers, and indigenous groups.

Using the thirteen interviews of such women conducted by Hubert Howe Bancroft's staff in the 1870s, and a late nineteenth-century cookbook, this presentation traces the unique contribution women made to the development of Californio society.

Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewicz have both been teaching at Santa Clara since the 1970s, Bob since 1976 and Rose Marie since 1978.

Rose Marie is currently professor of Spanish literature and Bob is professor of history. They began collaborating in the 1990s and have produced a series of books dealing with California before the gold rush.

Encarnacion's KitchenBon Appétit will be serving a special theme lunch inspired by recipes from Encarnación's Kitchen Mexican Recipes from Nineteenth-Century California.

If you have already registered for the event online and need to pay by check, please make your check payable to Santa Clara University and mail to:

Christa Bailey
University Library
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0500

If you require assistance for this event, please contact Christa Bailey (408-554-5031, cbailey@scu.edu) by Friday, January 18.

Please plan to join us on January 22 for this fascinating lunchtime event and an opportunity to win 2 tickets to the next Literary Cuisine program, or a copy of Encarnación's Kitchen: Mexican Recipes from Nineteenth-Century California.