The Great Exchange: Origins and Odysseys of Our Favorite Foods

Great Exchange course class

ATTEND IN PERSON OR ON-LINE!

When Columbus made landfall in 1492, it was as if two worlds collided and the seams of the ancient supercontinent of Pangea were to be re-knit biologically by maritime commerce that would change the world forever. Join Dr. John Freedman in this three-week class for a colorful and fascinating interdisciplinary look at the origins and odysseys of foods of the world, from pineapple, peppers, peanuts, tomatoes, potatoes (a real game changer) to sugar (a bittersweet story), coffee, chocolate, and much more.

Join Dr. John Freedman for a colorful mix of history, cultural anthropology, and biology in this three-week class that explores the fascinating – and often surprising – origins of foods of the world, from pineapple, peppers, peanuts, tomatoes, potatoes (a real game changer) to sugar (a bittersweet story), coffee, chocolate, and much more.

Dates: Wednesdays, July 7 – July 21, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where: Berger Center

Instructor: Dr. John Freedman

Cost: $60

To register for this class or to get more information, go to oakmontll.org and choose the on-line or in-person option. On-line students will receive an email with the Zoom webinar information.

Registration forms are also available in the OLL folder in the OVA office.

Lifelong Learning will be following all state and county COVID guidelines


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