DETROIT (AP) — How — and what — Detroiters ate in the city's early days is on the table for discussion next week at the Detroit Historical Museum.

Local food aficionado Bill Loomis on Wednesday evening will explore themes from his book, "Detroit's Delectable Past." The talk is expected to examine the appetites, kitchens, parties and everyday meals from Detroit's days as a French village to the dawn of the 20th century.

Possible topics include a Victorian 12-course children's birthday party that served tongue sandwiches, a frontier farmers' market and a five-cent lunch diner.

Cost is $10 for guests and free for Detroit Historical Society members.