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From the Wild to the Plate

Monday, August 4, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

Free

Featured Speaker: Patti Wright, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Languages, University of Missouri – St. Louis

Food Crops of American origin—chocolate, chili peppers, corn, manioc, peanuts, potatoes, squashes, and tomatoes—provide nourishment and dietary variety to millions of people throughout the world. Have you ever wondered how the tomato, once considered unfit to eat, became the most common garden item in the U.S.? Did you know that corn is a grass? What is manioc? Join us for a discussion of the myth, history, and biology associated with some of our favorite foods.

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Date:
Monday, August 4, 2014
Time:
7:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

St. Charles County Library Middendofr-Kredell Branch
2750 Hwy K
O'Fallon, MO 63368 United States
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