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Hispanic History Month Throught the Lens of Food

Afro Brazilian street vender hawking food hauled on her head near a nineteenth century slave market in Rio
Today we launch our Hispanic History Month and Foodways series with prerecorded interview on Wisconsin Public Radio's show Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders. Food historian and blogger Frederick Douglass Opie is traces hominy, plantains, spicy peppers, and tomatoes through the Pre-Columbian cuisines of the Aztecs, Incas, and Arawaks to today. Curried Yucca Crab Cakes with Piquillo Pepper Sauce and Mango-Papaya Chutney anyone?

Food and Power in the Aztec Empire

My Favorite Food Stories This week