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Chile Peppers: A Global History

January 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free – $25.00

Dave Dewitt
Chile Pepper Expert and Author

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: A Global History, Dave DeWitt, a world expert on chiles, will travel from New Mexico across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia chronicling the history, mystery, and mythology of chiles around the world and their abundant uses in seventy mouth-tingling recipes.

Dave DeWitt is a food historian and one of the foremost authorities in the world for chile peppers, spices, and spicy foods. He has 55 published books to his credit, winning the IACP Award for Best Culinary History along the way. Dave is also the founding producer of the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show, the trade/consumer show for the Fiery Foods and barbecue industries, now in its thirty-third year. As well, he is the founding producer of the Scovie Awards Competition, the international contest for the fiery foods and barbecue industries, now in its twenty-forth year.

Location: Due to current stay-at-home orders, the Friends of History has moved to an on-line presentation format until the New Mexico History Museum is able to reopen and host large gatherings.

The lecture will be available on Wednesday on the History Museum YouTube site.

The Webinar begins at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

There will be a live Question & Answer Session with the speaker immediately following the presentation.

Questions and comments posted during the lecture on the Museum’s YouTube page chat box will be shared with the speaker during the Q&A session.

At the end of the broadcast, the link to the full presentation and Q&A will be posted on both the Museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Looking forward to enjoying the event with you.

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January 6, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free – $25.00
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