New Zealand Food History

the Aristologist

Refresh / Refreshment / Refreshing

Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th November


Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History

Palmerston North

The New Zealand Symposia are informal meetings of amateur, academic and professional gastronomers, exploring specific topics of significance to eating, drinking, cooking and food production. It is open to all with an interest in food, its creation and history. The 2022 Symposium of Gastronomy has, as its theme, Refreshment - refreshing foods, ideas and liquids that sustain us, enliven our palates and bring us together socially. From breakfast through to digestifs, 'refreshment' is a wide concept offering many perspectives for dreaming, discussion and debate.

The Symposium will be hosted at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, in Palmerston North, New Zealand's centre of food innovation. The programme includes a welcome dinner on the Friday evening (25th), papers, discussions, the annual banquet on the Saturday evening, and guided tastings of coffee, saki and wine. For those remaining in Palmerston North on the Sunday evening there will be more food and tastings of beer and gin.

Call for Papers (September 2022)

There will be a call for papers in September 2022. These are usually 20 minutes in duration, but we we also welcome short 5-10 minute snippets, longer presentations (according to need), and practical  demonstrations relating to food/drink. A short descriptive abstract of the intended presentation should be sent to Juliet Galuszka. If accepted for presentation, a final abstract will requested for inclusion in the Symposium programme several weeks prior to the meeting. A digital copy of the full paper, in a suitable print format, will be requested after your presentation for archival publication in the Aristologist. Audio-visual requirements and presentation length will be discussed with you upon receipt of the preliminary abstract.


Online registrations will open here in October 2022.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees will be announced shortly.