Kitchens of the past revisited
KATHLEEN HILL has no shortage of vintage cooking utensils.
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The cooking tools of yesteryear get a closer look when Kathleen Thompson Hill, the food and wine editor of The Sonoma Index-Tribune and SONOMA magazine, lectures for the Sonoma League for Historic Preservation.
Hill has a collection of more than 600 antique kitchen utensils accumulated for their beauty and functions.
She will tell the story of how kitchen utensils developed, major dates in food history, how companies got people to buy "the newest thing," whether anything has really changed at all and how old really is good.
The lecture will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Sonoma Valley Woman's Club, 574 First St. E., Sonoma.
The lecture will be open to both the membership and public, and will include old radio food commercials. The lecture is sponsored by Laura Chenel Chèvre, the Epicurean Connection and an anonymous donor.
An exhibit of Hill's collection will open on Friday, Oct. 28, at the Maysonnave House, 291 First St. E. Hours for viewing are Friday and Saturday 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibition, curated by Alex Mitchell and Barbara White Perry, will change every two months through October 2012.