The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más

newworldcusuineNew World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más
In the Hispanic Heritage Wing through
January 5, 2014

This exhibition tells the tale of the earliest cultural mestizaje (mixing) to take place in the Americas through food. The exhibition highlights foods that originated in the New World and foods that were brought over from Europe via Spain and Asia via the Spanish Manila Galleons. Several special sections in the exhibition highlight specific food items. Two of these are chocolate and maté. The exhibition traces the origins of these two popular drinks, how they rose to popularity during the colonial period, and how they were introduced into European society and culture, and how they have become a strong component of popular culture today. More than 300 objects related to food harvesting, preparation, table settings, kitchen items and utilitarian and decorative implements illustrate the rich culinary traditions of the Americas. Interactive gallery activities include a scent station of new and old world herbs, shorts films about chocolate and mate, and a world map with food magnets, and a recipe exchange. Visitors are invited to take receipe cards, and write one of their own for inclusion on the New World Cuisine Facebook Page (Photo: by Kitty Leaken)

Public Programs:
321490_281374245324730_1960025097_nSunday May 19, 2013
Remedios /Remedies Explore New Mexican herbal salves, tinctures and other herbal remedies. By Museum admission. New Mexico residents free on Sundays!

Sunday September 15, 2013
Fall Harvest. By Museum admission, New Mexico residents free on Sundays!

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