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Jan 5, 2011 | Events

Mark Twain’s Feast: “A Tramp Abroad”


Traveling throughout Europe, Mark Twain (aka Samuel Clemens) grew resentful of European food and became homesick, longing for the traditional foods of back home. Included in his 1880 travel memoir, A Tramp Abroad, Twain writes a nostalgic list of American foods he missed, including hot buckwheat cakes, butter-beans and Southern fried chicken.

Chef Alex and Jan Longone, the Curator of the American Culinary History at the William Clements Library at the University of Michigan and the proprietor of the Wine and Food Library, the oldest culinary antiquarian bookshop in America, have crafted a menu exploring Twain’s most missed foods. This is a dinner not to be missed, pairing the rich history of Mark Twain’s life and his favorite foods.