The first thing you see upon entering the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s new exhibit on food is a 19th century hand plow, its modesty a bit disarming as the climax of a walk-up whose walls are splashed with projections of grain nodding majestically in the wind.
Heritage Matters: Food, Fire, & Family was a cultural demonstration event, where participants learned about German and Japanese traditions.After the demonstrations all joined at the table for food tasting from both cultures and a conversation about family meals.
Chicagoan Jason Savsani believes that sharing a home cooked meal with someone is one of the most intimate things you can do. While traveling in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Jason was hosted by a Cambodian family for a meal in their home. Jason will tell us how eating and sharing tales from their respective homelands inspired him to create “Meal Sharing,” to help people eat healthier, waste less and break down cultural barriers.