Thursday, September 29, 2011

Food Traditions speech at Hutchinson Public Library on September 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Guess what I'm doing tonight?

Yes... you're right!

I'm speaking about “Food Traditions” at the Hutchinson Public Library. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and it's free -  Thursday, September 29.

Food traditions develop because of our culture, our geography and our backgrounds. We cook with the ingredients we have readily available and we learn how to use them in different ways through experimentation and observation. Mediterranean cooking relies heavily on olive oil because it’s abundant in the region. People living near water have far more recipes for cooking fish than those of us who are landlubbers. We make use of what we have.

At one time food was far more scarce, and more valued than it is today by many people in the world. We gave the gift of food when people lost loved ones to death, and to celebrate at joyous occasions like weddings. Food connects us to our heritage and to each other.

The “Food Traditions” presentation will touch on these and other related topics. It is part of the “Preserving the Past with Today’s Technology” series at the Hutchinson Public Library. The public is invited to attend. It’s free.

I'm bringing homemade refreshments, including my mom's divinity recipe. Should be a very fun evening!

Mama's Recipe for Divinity

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