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Program Details*

Title

Seeking Spiceland

Description

For most of recorded history, people searched for routes to southern India. Why? The world’s most popular spices come from a small area at the tip of the subcontinent. The pursuit of these spices has had a tremendous impact on world events. However, today, tourists largely ignore this region, which is a pity. Southern India is a remarkable destination that is rich in history, beauty, gracious people, and wonderful food. Come learn a bit more about the spice trade, the place of southern India in world events, and the delights to be enjoyed by a traveler today.

Presenter’s Name

Cynthia Clampitt

Presenter’s Website

http://www.worldplate.com

Presenter’s Bio

Cynthia Clampitt is a writer, speaker, and food historian who has pursued her love of culture, history, and food in thirty-seven countries on six continents. Clampitt has been writing and talking about food history for thirty years. She is the author of Pigs, Pork, and Heartland Hog (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018) and Midwest Maize (University of Illinois Press, 2015) and contributed major articles to the Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia. She is an Illinois Humanities Council “Road Scholar.” You may order her book Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland online or purchase one at WeeM. Cynthia will autograph your copy if you like.

Tentative Date Time

Friday, October 26th at 1:30 PM

*Note: The information above is a draft provided by the presenter and may be different in the WeeM Booklet.


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