When: Monday, Nov 12 11:30 – 1:30PM
Cost: $55.00 for 1 session(s) includes lunch
Instructor: Paul Fisher Paul Fisher, host of our Food for Thought series, is an independent scholar and voracious reader who enjoys bringing a variety of topics to life.
True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats
In the nineteenth century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater. Along the way, he was arrested, caught diseases, and bargained with island tribes. But his culinary ambition came during a formative era, and through him, America transformed into the most diverse food system ever created.