Course detail: Food That Changed the World

Our hunger for survival, as well as new and tastier fare, had unexpected side effects that molded history. Whether it be the fuel for revolution, or the bread broken between adversaries, food has always been something taken seriously throughout history. Food is exciting, and there's no doubt it's a huge part of our lives. That is why we love making it, sharing it. It brings us together and, at the most basic, it keeps us alive. It might be something we tend to take for granted, but some foods were so remarkable that when they were introduced, they changed the course of history for entire countries, continents, and civilizations. These foods have an even bigger story to tell. Some foods made such a big impact, they actually changed the world. Let's look at the foods that have done just that. Some of them you might never have heard of, while others will probably be a lot more familiar - some of them might even be on the menu for dinner tonight. 

Instructor Bio: Chef Larry P Canepa is a Certified Culinary Educator with over 40 years of food and beverage experience and 20 years of teaching expertise in cooking, food and culture, and STEAM-focused classes to every age of student from K-8 to post-secondary and beyond. He has taught culinary classes at Le Cordon Bleu, the International Culinary School at the Art Institute, corporate wellness events, libraries, community centers, and public and private elementary schools throughout the valley. His engaging, entertaining, educational 'food-tainment' presentations have been enjoyed by hundreds of local and national audiences. 

Event Accessibility: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email or call 913-897-8530 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. 

 Session Detail: OS22101O

Schedule: Every day, starting on 09/29/21 and ending on 09/29/21
Times: 03:30pm - 05:00pm
Single Osher Event : $25.00


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Larry Canepa

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