Friday, April 15, 2011


Last in a popular lecture series at the Brown Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology ( ) is Planet Taco: The Globalization of Mexican Cuisine. The series, Tastes of the Americas, has featured talks on chocolate, beer and wine, and has drawn great audiences. Overheard at Uncorking the Past in March: "Who are these students? I've never seen them at department events before." Could be the free samples.

Steven DePolo
Jeffrey Pilcher, a food and drink historian at the University of Minnesota, will relate the story of Mexican American food and its movement from southern California and south Texas to an almost world-wide presence. There's a reception at the museum after the talk featuring foods from Restaurant Mexico Garibaldi of Federal Hill (

Wednesday, April 20 -5:30 p.m. at the List Art Building, Rm 20 (64 College Street) Note: Always call the museum the day of the event: locations change! 401-253-8388

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