Middle Eastern Food and Farming Diffusion: Flavors from Arabia to the Arid Southwest and Mexico


Poetry Center
1508 East Helen Street
85719 Tucson , AZ


Fri, 01/20/2023 - 5:00pm

Part of the "Add Food and Stir" 7th Annual Conference Globalizing the Community College Curriculum

The keynote speaker of this talk is Dr Gary Paul Nabhan, Kellogg Endowed Chair of the Southwest Center at the University of Arizona

Dr Nabhan is a Lebanese-American who has spent time in his family's villages, homes, and convents in Lebanon, Oman, and Syria. Among his 34 solely authored, co-authored or edited volumes are Arab/American: Landscape, Culture and Cuisine in Two Great Deserts and Desert Terroir: Exploring the Unique Flavors and Sundry Places of the Borderlands. For two decades he has been tracing the agricultural, culinary and linguistic diffusion of seeds, trees, recipes and farming practices from the Middle East to the Americas.

This talk will be held at the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona