Martha Esersky Lorden is an OSHER@Dartmouth's Curriculum Committee member and a retired teacher. A culinary historian, instructor, and food writer, she reviews cookbooks for <i>Publishers Weekly</i> and other trade publications. She is a member of the Culinary Historians of New York (CHNY) and the owner of Kitchen D'Or, a personal chef service here in the Upper Valley.
Course Title: Victorian Victuals: The Kitchen of Queen Victoria (Winter Term 2023)
This course exceeded my expectations. Martha was an engaging and informative leader. The food presented at the end of each lecture was terrific!
Martha is an excellent teacher. Her slides and depth of subject matter knowledge are superb.
Course Title: Home On the Range: Cowboy Cuisine of the Old West (Winter Term 2019)
The pedagogy (lecture) part was well balanced with the experiential amount (eating the food from historic recipes). The discussion was encouraged and engaging, and the classes were well-organized and effectively paced. The teacher was very knowledgeable.
Martha is an excellent and engaging teacher who brings life to food history's cultural, social, and historical aspects. Her slides and teaching tools are outstanding.