Make a memory at Louisiana’s World Steampunk Exposition and join us for tea dueling with Madeleines’ and tea!
Louisiana’s World Steampunk Exposition continues the tradition of tea and encourages tea dueling during the event. Madeleines will be served with tea in the Vendor Room at the event and are included in the cost of admission. Madeleines’ with tea borrows from the imagery of the works of Marcel Proust who, starting in 1909, wrote one of the longest novels in history.
Proust is considered one of France’s most influential authors of the 20th century. He used Madeleines and tea in one of the key passages in À La Recherche du Temps Perdu or In Search of Lost Time. It is at the heart of the book’s main theme of involuntary memory, in which an experience such as smell or a taste unexpectedly unlocks a past recollection. The work was published in France between 1913 and 1927. The expression “Proust’s madeleine” is still used today to refer to a sensory cue that triggers a memory.
Tea duels with Madeleines’ and tea at Louisiana’s World Steampunk Exposition are guaranteed to trigger future memories of the Expo!