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Spices: A Change Agent in World History

Roger Smith Hotel

Monday, May 2, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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roger smith Edible conversation series 2011

May 2nd Fred Czarra will visit us and discuss his new book

One Big Table – Many Americans Many Meals”

 

 

$45/person including food, beverage and a copy of Fred's book

“Spices: A Change Agent in World History”

  

May 2nd

6pm - 8.30pm

At the roger smith hotel

 

 

Title: Spices: A Change Agent in World History

 

Speaker: Fred Czarra



Description: Spices were exchanged throughout the ancient world traveling west from East and South Asia to Africa. The Arab trading networks brought spices across the deserts and waterways of the Middle-East to Rome.  But it was after the 16th Century that a truly global transformation took place connecting the cultures and economies of the  eastern and western worlds and bringing with it the beginning of globalization.  Since that time the use of spices has evolved from limited use in the west to a true "globalization" of spices in the cuisines of cultures all over the globe. Leading the way has been the chili pepper, one of the three spices that did not originate in tropical  South and East Asia.

 

Speaker's bio:  Fred Czarra is an international education consultant and Adjunct Professor of World Geography and World History at St. Mary's College of Maryland. He is the author or co-author of seven books, including Spices: A Global History.

For more information, visit SpicesinWorldHIstory.com

 

 

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roger smith hotel
501 lexington avenue
New York, NY 10017

Monday, May 2, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)


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