Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 1 League meeting guest speaker Gregory McNamee

Aztecs grew an ancient form of corn in early Mesoamerican civilization
After Historical League meeting reports from museum director, Tawn Downs, president Anne Lupica and other committees, Gregory McNamee writer, journalist, editor, publisher and photographer was our guest speaker. He gave an interesting journey of the history of food told through the ingredients of a taco. His presentation included all the spices, oils, grains and fillings that make up a taco. Where did they come from? How long did it take for them to get to Arizona? What is the history of the ingredients? Humorous and informative, he wove an interesting history of food.
The ancient corn was a skinny cob variety often sucked on from the end to get the sweet taste.
Cortes and his army conquered Montezuma, tasting corn for the first time

The popular taco is now all over the world.
Guest speaker Gregory McNamee