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Culinary Historian Documents Historical Italian Renaissance Cuisine at LSC-Montgomery

Merianne Timko
Food historian Dr. Merrianne Timko will speak at LSC-Montgomery on Tuesday, October 14, at noon, as part of the noon as part of Lone Star College-Montgomery's Lyceum Speaker's Series.
Culinary Historian Dr. Merrianne Timko will document
the history of cuisine in cities such as Florence, Rome, and Venice during the Renaissance at her lecture on Tuesday, October 14, at noon, as part of Lone Star College-Montgomery's Lyceum Speaker’s Series.

Dr. Timko, who works as the data standards manager for The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, will also be featured at an 11:30 a.m. reception that same day, just prior to her presentation. The reception and lecture, which are free to the public, will take place in the Music Hall (Building H), on the LSC-Montgomery campus.

Dr. Timko’s discussion, “Food and Banqueting in Renaissance Italy: A Modern Perspective,” will provide a fascinating overview of the foods and wines consumed by the nobility and papacy, the staging of elaborate banquets, and the introduction of new world foods.

Dr. Timko has 25 years of experience and education in art history and an extensive background in culinary research. She has published numerous articles on culinary subjects and frequently lectures and presents at events worldwide.  

LSC-Montgomery’s Lyceum Speaker’s Series provides a variety of free presentations throughout the fall and spring semesters based on sociological, historical, economical, political, psychological, and spiritual views. All students, staff, and faculty, as well as community members, are invited to attend any Lyceum event throughout the year. For more information, visit www.LoneStar.edu/Lyceum-Montgomery.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  Dr. Steve Head is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.