AZ Speaks – Chiles & Chocolate: Sweet and Spicy Foods in the American West– Registration Required – Virtual Live

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The Prescott Valley Public Library (7401 East Skoog Blvd.) and AZ Speaks presents Chiles & Chocolate: Sweet and Spicy Foods in the American West. Come have a taste of the rich and savory history of these food favorites, explore how early peoples used them, and how they have evolved and spread to all corners of the world. Food is a portal into culture and can convey a range of cultural meaning including occasion, social status, ethnicity, and wealth depending on the social context. Discover how chiles and chocolate became identity markers in gender roles and relationships, essential in rituals and religious customs, popular in aesthetic fashions and lifestyles, and how they changed through time and space.

Virtual Live - Enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Please click here to register.

Chris and Sandy are docents at the Museum of Northern Arizona and have been speaking about the land and people of the Colorado Plateau since 2012. In-depth research and related interviews have resulted in presentations to local social and educational groups, museum groups, public venues such as the Riordan Mansion State Park in Flagstaff, and AZ Speaks locations throughout Arizona. Some topics are presented in costumes of the time period, and in every case with a thorough exploration of the events and personalities of the time from multiple points of view. This is a free event. Registration is required. Join us from your own home for this pre-recorded presentation.   

Made possible by Arizona Humanities. Arizona Humanities is a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Arizona Humanities supports public programs that promote the understanding of the human experience in Arizona, and provides funds to cultural, educational, and non-profit organizations across.

Friday, January 15th, 2021

Presentation start at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Virtual Live Online Lecture – Enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

Questions – Please Call 928-759-3040