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New and Old World Foodways in Florida: Eating for 500

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New and Old World Foodways in Florida: Eating for 500

Time: March 13, 2013 from 3pm to 7pm
Location: bethesda-by-the-sea
Event Type: lecture, food, history
Organized By: Mary Kate Leming
Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2013

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3/13 - New and Old World Foodways in Florida: Eating for 500 - Dr. Gary Mormino  presents as part of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County’s Distinguished Lecture Series at Bethesda-by-the-Sea, 141 South County Road, Palm Beach. The bountiful foods Floridians enjoyed in 1513 tell quit a story. The most momentous event in the history of modern Florida occurred in 1513, when the New and Old Worlds collided along the place soon to be named La Florida. The Columbian Exchange was born, a form of 16th-century globalization. From Europe came wheat, oranges, cattle, pigs, and chickens; from the Americas came corn, potatoes, tomatoes, and yams. Enjoy the feast! The audience will take a culinary tour of the past 500 years, illustrating how the familiar has influenced our cuisine and South Floridians are rewarded with a rich and diverse pallette. 3 pm. Reception follows. $10/members, $20/others. Reservations: 832-4164, Ext. 0 or www.historicalsocietypbc.org.

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