Fresh Talk

Fresh Talk: Plated Politics

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Sun, Sep 26, 2021
4:30 to 6 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free. Reserve online.



Two women have a conversation over plates of food.
Join us for a discussion about the role of women in both the male-dominated culinary industry and at home in the kitchen.

Event Description

Plated Politics

Despite recent decades of feminist activism and increasing gender equity, women are still disproportionately responsible for domestic tasks, including managing family meals and nutrition. Yet the culinary industry—professionalized cooking—is predominantly male. In this FRESH TALK, speakers explore what happens when “women’s work” doesn’t necessarily uplift women and how women within and outside of the culinary industry can forge a new path forward. Speakers include culinary historian, professor, and author Jessica B. Harris; food critic, chef, podcast host, and author Soleil Ho; chef, author, and founder of Black Culinary History Thérèse Nelson; and culinary historian Laura Shapiro.

The conversation will be livestreamed on the museum’s Facebook page and This program is available for free to the public, but if you would like to support the museum, please consider making a $10 donation.

Women, Arts, and Social Change is a public programs initiative that highlights the power of women and the arts as catalysts for change. Fresh Talk, the initiative’s signature program, features cause-driven conversations with leading artists, designers, activists, social innovators, and others.