Posted by: gmontealegre | September 8, 2014

LATIN AMERICAN IMPACT ON THE FOOD WE EAT – Reception Sept 18

Edible History:

How Latin American Food Evolved and Transformed the World

Food and cooking are at the heart of every culture. Latin American food ways incorporate cacao beans indigenous, European, African and Asian influences. This year’s exhibit looks at the history and cultures of Latin America though the lens of food. It explores the origins of its cuisines; examines the economic, cultural and political impact that major Latin American foodstuffs – cacao, potatoes, peanuts, corn, etc. – have had worldwide; and looks at the ways in which Latin American food has influenced cuisine in the United States.

OPENING RECEPTION
September 18 Thursday, 6 pm Centennial Hall

Culinary historian, chef and author, Maricel Presilla will present the keynote address at the opening of the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Celebration. Dr. Presilla is the chef and co-owner of Cucharamama and Zafra, two pan-Latin restaurants in Hoboken, New Jersey. She is also the president of Gran Cacao Company, a Latin American food research and marketing company. Her books, The New Taste of Chocolate: A Cultural and Natural History of Cacao and Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America, narrate the cultural history of chocolate and explore the vast culinary landscape of the Latin world. Dr. Presilla’s talk will be followed by a musical performance and previews of upcoming Edible History programs.

For additional information, please call 973–733–7772 (Sala Hispanoamericana) or email ibetancourt@npl.org.

The Newark Public Library – 5 Washington St. – Newark, NJ – http://www.npl.org
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Directions to the Newark Library: http://www.npl.org/Pages/AboutLibrary/directions.html

Please feel free to share this information with your personal and professional networks.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE LIBRARY ON SEPT 18!

Ingrid Betancourt
Director, NJ Hispanic Research & Information Center
@ The Newark Public Library
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
973.733.3637
973.733.5759 -fax
http://www.npl.org
njhric.npl.org

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