November 12, 2019
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Human Beans: A Bean Supper Series

Event organizer: Margo Lukens
Event Date & Time: October 22, 2019 5:30 pm until October 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Contact email: lukens@maine.edu
Taylor Ashley | Step Forward Travel
Taylor Ashley | Step Forward Travel

ORONO — Throughout the Fall, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center will be holding a series of bean suppers as part of our annual symposium theme of “Society, Colonization and Decolonization.” Each of the suppers will feature a different cultural identity and bean recipe, including Franco-American bean-hole beans with brown bread, US southwestern-style beans with red & green chilies, Cuban bean chili, Brazilian black beans, and a final potluck supper to which people will be invited to contribute beans cooked from their own recipes.

Bean supper dates and geographic themes:

Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Maine

Tuesday, Oct. 29– New Mexico

Tuesday, Nov. 5 – Brazil

Tuesday, Nov. 12 – Cuba

Tuesday, Nov. 19 – Global

Each evening will include a brief presentation by a local specialist, including historians, farmers and folklorists, and will touch on the process by which the beans and the recipes arrive in the Americas–the human dimension of beans.

All suppers are FREE and open to the public, held at the Church of Universal Fellowship in Orono, 82 Main St.

Contact mhc@maine.edu for more information.