AZ Humanities Chiles & Chocolate
Sweet and Spicy Foods in the American West
Friday, May 13th, 2022
10:00am – 11:30am
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.
Cohosted by SanTan Historical Society