As American as Pumpkin Pie: From Colonial New England to Pumpkin Spice Lattes
November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Nothing says Fall like pumpkin pie. Or is it pumpkin spice? Pumpkins are indigenous to the Americas, and the pie is from Britain. But it took the confluence of Indigenous and colonial foodways to give us that quintessentially American dish – pumpkin pie.
In this illustrated virtual lecture with Food Historian Sarah Wassberg-Johnson, learn about the history and origin of pumpkins, their role in Colonial New England, and how pumpkin pie came to dominate Thanksgiving and American ideas about our food heritage.
Hosted on Zoom. Free and open to all. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/LibraryPie.
This program is a collaboration between The Field Library of Peekskill, Croton Free Library, Warner Library of Tarrytown, and Irvington Public Library.