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OPAC Third Thursday Food for Thought: Dr. Michael Brescia


Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 19:00

Dr. Michael Brescia's History of Mexico and the Borderlands through Food and Taste

On Thursday February 18, 2021, at 7 p.m. Arizona time, Arizona State Museum ethnohistorian Dr. Michael Brescia will present “¡Buen Provecho! A Multicultural History of Mexico and the Borderlands through Food and Taste” via Zoom for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” lecture series. His presentation will examine how the fusion of foods and diet of the Americas and beyond transformed Mexico in the wake of the Spanish conquest and the establishment of Spanish colonialism in North America. Dr. Brescia will provide a food history of Mexico and the northern Borderlands region and discuss the cultural significance of a mestizaje of taste, or the blending of foodways and nutritional regimes that changed global palates. To register for the program go to For more information contact Old Pueblo at or 520-798-1201. (Anthro News Digest date: 01/08/2021)