Wedding Feasts

Wedding Feasts

Constant Wonder

Wedding Traditions (originally aired July 10, 2020)

Episode: Wedding Traditions (originally aired July 10, 2020)

  • Nov 9, 2020 8:00 pm
  • 27:50 mins

Guest: Claire Stewart, author of "As Long As We Both Shall Eat: A History of Wedding Food and Feasts" What changes in the modern marriage feast—hamburgers, shakes, cupcakes, instead of prime rib and elaborate cakes—reveal about the generation getting married today. Signature drinks, individual portions, exotic dishes all reveal a desire to have a celebration that stands out, rather than conforms to tradition. But does this focus on uniqueness ignore the historical community elements of a wedding feast?