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Chiles & Chocolate: Sweet and Spicy Foods in the American West with Christine Glenn and Sandy Sunseri

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Chiles & Chocolate: Sweet and Spicy Foods in the American West with Christine Glenn and Sandy Sunseri

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

FREE

Come have a taste of the rich and savory history of these food favorites, explore how early peoples used them, and how they have evolved and spread to all corners of the world. Food is a portal into culture and can convey a range of cultural meaning including occasion, social status, ethnicity, and wealth depending on the social context. Discover how chiles and chocolate became identity markers in gender roles and relationships, essential in rituals and religious customs, popular in aesthetic fashions and lifestyles, and how they changed through time and space.

This program is cohosted by Mesa Public Library District – Main Branch. This is an in-person event.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Chris and Sandy have been speaking about the land and people of the Colorado Plateau since 2012, after completing docent training at the Museum of Northern Arizona. In-depth research and related interviews have resulted in lectures to their fellow docents, local social and educational groups, and at public venues such as Riordan Mansion in Flagstaff. Some topics are presented in costumes of the time period, at some we serve food, and in every case with a thorough exploration of the events and personalities of the time from multiple points of view.

Details

Date:
March 10
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
FREE
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Venue

Mesa Public Library – Main Branch
64 East 1st Street
Mesa, AZ 85201 United States
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