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Food History & Immigration in Our Region

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Lecture by Elliot Merker

October 18, 7:30pm

Greenbelt Community Center

15 Crescent Road

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Immigration is a topic much in the news lately and Greenbelt's population has become increasingly diverse over the course of its 80 years. With these thoughts in mind, we invite you to join us for a special lecture by budding food historian Elliot Merker that will focus on the study of food history and how it applies to our day to day lives here in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) region. Merker will begin by setting a historic baseline for what we can consider 'American' food, then he will examine the various factors such as technology, trade, and immigration that effect our food, how we cook, and how we relate to our food. He has a particular interest in Asian immigration and cuisine and how they have shaped our culinary palate. Finally he will discuss how these factors have changed our day to day lives and contribute to the food scene of the DMV. 


This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum and the City of Greenbelt. 

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