Work in Culinary History



T. Nathans-Kelly. Compiled Cookbooks: Embracing their Roles as Historical Documents. In The State  We’re In:Proceedings of the Minnesota at 150 Conference. Edited by Mary Ann Haws. Minnesota Historical Society Press. Fall 2010.

T. Nathans-Kelly. Burned Sugar Pie: Pearl’s Memory. In Storied Dishes:  What Our Family Recipes Tell Us About Who We Are and Where We’ve Been.  Edited by Linda Berzok. Praeger Publishing, New York. Fall 2010.

T. (Nathans-) Kelly. Review: Don’t Try This At Home: Culinary Catastrophes from the World’s Greatest Chefs. Edited by Kimberly Witherspoon and Andrew Friedman. New York: Bloomsbury, 2005. Appeared in Gastronomica 6(3), 115. Fall 2006.

T. Kelly. In Memory of the Little Lefse Maker. In Cooking Lessons: The Politics and Gender of Food. Edited by Sherrie Inness. Rowman and Littlefield Publishing, New York. 2001.

T. Kelly. ’If I Were A VooDoo Priestess’: Women’s Culinary Autobiographies. in  Kitchen Culture.  Edited by Sherrie Inness.  University of Pennsylvania Press, November 2000.


T. Kelly. Tales of the elders: An oral history project. In the project titled Technology, Popular Culture, and the Writing Classroom.  Edited by James A. Inman and Cheryl Reed.  Kairos: The Online Journal for Teachers in Webbed Environmentsvol 7.2. 2002.


T. Nathans-Kelly. Porcupine Meatballs: Finding History in Community Cookbooks. Food for Thought Festival, with co-sponsos University of Wisconsin-Madison and Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin. Sept 2013.

T. Nathans-Kelly. Cookbooks over time: Church cookbooks as Historical documents. UWM Salad Luncheon. Madison, WI. April 2010.

T. Nathans-Kelly. Finding History in Church Cookbooks. Beloit Volunteer Luncheon.  Beloit, WI.  April 2010.

T. Nathans-Kelly. Cookbooks over time: Compiled cookbooks and their roles as historical documents. Capitol Questers.  Madison, WI. April 2010.

T. Nathans-Kelly and O. Rice. Food does more than just fill your stomach… it can also fill your soul. Wisconsin Public Radio. Show # 100108D. January 8, 2010.

T. Nathans-Kelly. Remembering Meals and Memories.  Culinary History Enthusiasts  of Wisconsin.  Co- speakers: Sherri Bester and Oroki Rice. December 2009.

T. Nathans-Kelly. Secret ingredients: Compiled cookbooks and their roles as historical documents. Waterloo, Wisconsin Historical Society. November 2009.

T. Nathans-Kelly. Finding history in community cookbooks. Beloit Heritage Days (Wisconsin). September 2009.

T. Nathans-Kelly. Mangia! Mangia! (play) speaker. Written by Danielle Dresden and directed by Jody Reiss. As the “humanities liason” for the play, I was asked to speak to selected audiences after the play to facilitate community dialogue about the role of traditional foods in preserving local cultures. TAPIT New Works Theatre. 2008.

T. Nathans-Kelly. Kitchen–stitchin’. Wisconsin Library Association Conference. Green Bay, WI. October 2007.

T. Nathans-Kelly. When the cake batter matters:  History in community cookbooks.”  Speaker for the Middleton, WI Historical Society.

T. Nathans-Kelly. Finding history in church cookbooks.” October 7, 2004. Presentation for Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin.

T. Nathans-Kelly. Women’s culinary autobiographies. West Madison Senior Coalition. March 2003.

T. Nathans-Kelly. Until thoroughly blended: Women’s culinary autobiographies. Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin. March 2001.

T. (Nathans-Kelly) Kelly. Until thoroughly blended: Women’s culinary autobiographies. Food Representation in Literature, Film, and The Other Arts. University of Texas, San Antonio. 2000.

T. (Nathans-Kelly) Kelly. Burned sugar pie: Women’s cultures in the literature of food.”  As part of the North Dakota Humanities Council Larry Remele Fellowship. Talks in five different cities around North Dakota between February and May of 1997 and April 1998.

T. (Nathans-Kelly) Kelly. Chill before serving: The cookbook/memoir as women’s autobiographical device. The Twenty-Third Annual Colloquium on Literature and Film.  Morgantown, WV.  October 1998.

T. (Nathans-Kelly) Kelly. Burned sugar pie. Interviewed on radio (KROX 1260 AM) for University of Minnesota’s program “UMC Insight.” March 17, 1997.

T. (Nathans-Kelly) Kelly. Cookbook/memoirs. Women’s Association of the University of   Minnesota, Crookston.  Crookston, MN. February 1997.

T. (Nathans-Kelly) Kelly. Recipes as women’s oral tradition. Feast and Focus Program, University of  North Dakota’s Women’s Center. Presenter. May 1995.

T. (Nathans-Kelly) Kelly. We shall have her for dinner: Codified behavior as mitigated by dining practices in Wharton’sThe Age of Innocence. The Edith Wharton Society: The Centennial Celebration of Wharton’s The Decoration of Houses. Lenox, MA. June 1997.

T. (Nathans-Kelly) Kelly. Recipes embedded in fiction as narrative device. Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota.  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. October 1996.



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