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Plants, Cuisine and Culture

Join us for a dive into how plants shape cultures and foodways! 

Plants are intimately linked to our cultural identities and food traditions. Plants tell us where we are, and who we are in how we use them to feed ourselves. When we migrate, we carry our culture and cuisine with us. In this series, renowned chefs, culinary historians and authors from cultures around the world discuss how plants shaped their foodways.

This virtual lecture series is offered in partnership with Chicago Botanic GardenFranklin Park ConservatoryLewis Ginter Botanic Garden and Missouri Botanic Garden. Learn about the speakers and register for sessions below! 

Botanical Art and Illustration

Mexican Cuisine with Pati Jinich

Tues., Sept. 26; 7 – 8 p.m.

Pati Jinich is the Emmy-nominated Mexican host and executive producer of both La Frontera, her PBS Primetime docuseries that reveals untold stories from the US-Mexico border and just aired its second season, and Pati’s Mexican Table, which has brought Mexican flavors into American homes for more than 10 years. A James Beard award-winning chef and former political analyst, Pati has made it her life’s work to build greater understanding between her two home countries: Mexico where she was born and the United States where she currently resides and is raising her family. In addition to her television work, she is a New York Times bestselling author with 3 cookbooks, including her most recent Treasures of the Mexican Table: Classic Recipes, Local Secrets, and has contributed to publications including The New York Times.

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