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Cochise College Benson Center

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1025 S. Highway 90
Benson, AZ 85602 United States
520-586-1981 https://www.cochise.edu/benson-center/

February 2023

Deconstructing the Taco: The History and Lore of a Beloved Food with Gregory McNamee

February 25, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cochise College Benson Center, 1025 S. Highway 90
Benson, AZ 85602 United States
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The foods of Arizona speak to the many cultures, native and newcomer, that make up our state. Consider the taco, that favorite treat, a staple of Mexican and Mexican American cooking and an old standby on an Arizonan’s plate. The corn in the tortilla comes from Mexico, the cheese from the Sahara, the lettuce from Egypt, the onion from Syria, the tomatoes from South America, the chicken from Indochina, the beef from the steppes of Eurasia. Join Gregory McNamee, the…

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March 2023

Writers of The Purple Sage with Jim Turner

March 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cochise College Benson Center, 1025 S. Highway 90
Benson, AZ 85602 United States
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This presentation covers five Arizona novelists: Zane Grey spent his honeymoon at the Grand Canyon and went on to be one of the first and most famous Western writers of all time; Harold Bell Wright came to Tucson with lung problems and became a bestseller from 1900 to 1930. University of Arizona writing professor Richard Summers wrote Dark Madonna in 1937. Capturing Hispanic culture and folklore, Eva Antonia Wilbur Cruz beautifully describes ranch life and the blending of Tohono O'odham,…

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