As part of the Chef Magnus Nilsson photo exhibit entitled Nordic:A Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food, and People, I’ll be giving a talk on heritage vegetables at the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville, Chicago. There will be a farmers market going on and Big Jones (a restaurant that has the best bourbon selection around) is right around the corner. Hope to see you there! Sharon
Food as Historical Artifacts” Lecture with Sharon Biggs Waller
July 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In connection to our exhibit, “Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food, and People” by Magnus Nilsson, the Museum will host a lecture by Sharon Biggs Waller, author of feminist novels A Mad, Wicked Folly, The Forbidden Orchid (Viking), and Girls on the Verge (Holt).
Heirloom or heritage produce not only taste delicious but also have a storied past: the Trail of Tears bean was carried by the Cherokees on their forced march to Oklahoma, and the Moon and Stars Watermelon was a long-lost variety re-discovered in a backyard in Missouri. Heirlooms give us a way to experience what our ancestors collected, treasured and (of course) ate—living history at its best!
Author, journalist and food history enthusiast Sharon Biggs Waller will give a presentation on heritage fruits, vegetables and livestock and their importance as living historical artifacts.
Admission $10 and includes a copy of Magnus Nilsson exhibit book. Reservations recommended, and can be made here or at the Museum.