There and Back Again: The Migration of New World Foods

In this entertaining and informative program, food historian Tames Alan will take the audience on a fascinating journey that explores the impact of New World foods on the Old World. Follow the tomato on its journey from poison fruit to its enlistment in the British Navy as a sustaining sauce. Come learn how the potato was the salvation and near ruin of Ireland, how the Italians conquered their prejudice of the tomato, and how peppers changed Asian cooking forever.

In this one-hour program, Tames will be your guide on a culinary journey that explains how the indigenous foods of the Americas traveled the world over, and, like the prodigal son, returned to their homeland changed and forever identified as the ethnic foods of America’s diverse immigrant population. As with all of Tames’ programs, there will be a question-and-answer period at the end.