Cost: $36.00 for 1 session(s)

Type: In Person

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Instructor: is an Agricultural Ecologist, Ethnobotanist, Ecumenical Franciscan Brother, and author whose work has focused primarily

David Yetman and Janos Wilder

A virtual lunch date hosted by David Yetman, host of In the Americas and The Desert Speaks on PBS and Janos Wilder, recipient of the James Beard Award and chef/owner of Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails.

Fri, Sept 25, noon – 1:30 pm (AZ time)
Prehistoric Menus are New Again: Ancestral Desert Foods as a Springboard to Our Future
As global food and seed supply chains are being broken and reconfigured after the pandemic to better assure food security, safety and nutrition, it is probable that our food system will undergo rapid transformation. Ironically, fresh understandings of how prehistoric indigenous diets protected communities from drought, disease and heat loads are now being used as a springboard to design new agricultural systems and diets to adapt to a hotter, drier, more uncertain world. As Mexican ethnobotanist Patricia Colunga has prophesized, “Charting our future may take us back to our ancestral roots.” 
Instructor: Gary Nabhan


Co-sponsored by the University of Arizona
Southwest Center and the Desert
Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill.

Southwest Center


Register for Food for Thought – Prehistoric Menus are New Again

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