Dinners of the Past: Secrets of the Trade Winds
August 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Listing as per Museum of Food and Drink and Edible History, organizers of Secrets of the Trade Winds:
In the 15th and 16th centuries, explorers crisscrossed the earth looking for a passage to India in search of the origin of spices, ultimately leading to the creation of European empires. This search for spices led to much more than cheap pepper: it was the birth of globalization.
Trade winds brought the Spanish to the Americas, and the Portuguese to Brazil, the Horn of Africa, and finally to India. Diners will trace these routes that led to the Columbian Exchange, an unprecedented movement of plants, animals, and peoples all over the globe.
The conquistadors found thriving cultures and a host of ingredients that would change the way the world eats: Peruvian potatoes made their way to Europe, Mexican chili peppers arrived in India, and citrus fruit from the Middle East was introduced to the Americas.
Beginning dinner on the Iberian peninsula and sailing our way around the world, diners can expect traditional dishes of the period like Ceviche from the Inka Empire of Peru, Mole from Mexico, a cod pie from the captain’s quarters aboard the ship, and a trio of Indian desserts.
Beer and wine are included. This program is part of our Dinners of the Past series.
For more details and to purchase tickets to the Secrets of the Trade Winds dinner, click: www.mofad.org/events/2018/8/22/dinners-of-the-past-secrets-of-the-trade-winds