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Can you imagine Kansas without wheat, Italy without tomatoes, or India without chili peppers? These foods, so central to modern regional culinary identities, were adopted as a result of the Columbian Exchange—the transfer of plants, animals, populations, and diseases between the Old and New Worlds following Christopher Columbus’s first voyage to the Americas. Through observation of Newberry items and the examination of recipes, we will learn in this one-day seminar how modern tastes have been influenced by the Columbian Exchange.
One session. E – $85, R – $93.50
An independent culinary historian, Sarah Peters Kernan holds a PhD in medieval history from Ohio State University. Her research focuses on cookbooks in medieval and early modern England. She is co–editor of The Recipes Project and collaborates regularly with the Newberry.
- There are no required materials for this seminar.
There is no reading assignment for the first class.
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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