We have a treat for you food buffs. Our next presentation in the Museum’s Learning Center will be “Deconstructing the Taco”, all about the origins of this favorite dish. The foods of Arizona speak to the many cultures, native and newcomer, that make up our state. Consider the taco, 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 author of “Moveable Feasts: The History, Science, and Lore of Food”, in exploring these many traditions. Join us Friday, December 8 at 11 a.m. This presentation is free and made possible by Arizona Humanities.
Gregory McNamee is a prolific writer, editor, photographer, and publisher. He is the author of 45 books and numerous articles and other publications. McNamee is a contributing editor to the “Encyclopaedia Britannica” and a research fellow at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona. For more information visit McNamee’s web page at www.gregorymcnamee.com.