The theme ‘Celebration’ had been chosen for this Symposium to celebrate the fact that this was the thirtieth event. From the small cosy events held at St Anthony’s College, Oxford, this is now a big event with participants from all over the world, specialising in food as chefs, writers, historians or as amateurs.
The proceedings have been published – with one of my postcards on the front cover! I gave a paper on “Celebrating Christmas and New Year with Punch” which was included in the book.
With many fascinating people from all over the world, mealtime conversations take on a new slant, discussing every dish in an intricate detail I am more used to hear over wines.