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Wed Jan 6
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Friends of History Lecture Series (Online)

Chile Peppers: A Global History

Please join Dave DeWitt, Chile Pepper Expert and Author for a talk, hosted by the Friends of History. For more than ten thousand years, humans have been fascinated by a seemingly innocuous plant with bright-colored fruits that bite back when bitten. Ancient New World cultures from Mexico to South America combined these pungent pods with every conceivable meat and vegetable, as evident from archaeological finds, Indian artifacts, botanical observations, and studies of the cooking methods of the modern descendants of the Incas, Mayas, and Aztecs. In Chile Peppers: ...

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