February 25, 2020
Surprise City Hall - Council Chambers
16000 N Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374
AZ Humanities - Chiles and Chocolate
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Sweet and Spicy Foods in the American West.
Come taste the rich and savory history of chiles and chocolate and explore how early peoples used them and how they have evolved and spread to all corners of the world. Food is a portal into culture and can convey a range of cultural meaning including occasion, social status and wealth. Discover how chiles and chocolate became identity markers in gender roles and relationships, essential in rituals and religious customs, popular in aesthetic fashions and lifestyles, and how they changed through time and space.