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The Ancient Fruitcake

What Really, Really Old Food Tells Us about History, Culture, Love, and Memory

2018-12-04 15:00:00 2018-12-04 16:30:00 America/Los_Angeles The Ancient Fruitcake This talk is not about the old leftovers in the fridge. It is about food that is so old, so unusual, or so meaningful, that no one dares throw it away. Supported by Humanities Washington. Oak Harbor Library

Tuesday, December 04
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2018-12-04 15:00:00 2018-12-04 16:30:00 America/Los_Angeles The Ancient Fruitcake This talk is not about the old leftovers in the fridge. It is about food that is so old, so unusual, or so meaningful, that no one dares throw it away. Supported by Humanities Washington. Oak Harbor Library

Oak Harbor Library

Oak Harbor Meeting Room

This talk is not about the old leftovers in the fridge. It is about food that is so old, so unusual, or so meaningful, that no one dares throw it away. Supported by Humanities Washington.

Discover the foods archaeologists have found buried with mummies, the petrified banana so appealing it sparked a Banana Museum, and the 350-year-old fruitcake handed down through generations. During this “chew and chat,” author and broadcaster Harriet Baskas explores how and why these and other formerly fresh foods may have been forgotten, intentionally tucked away, or preserved due to unusual or peculiar circumstances. And, more importantly, about how these and other vintage vittles can and do hold memories, tell stories, and connect us with family, with culture, and with history.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Education & Lifelong Learning |

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