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Chocolate, Corn and Floating Farms: The Marvel of Aztec Foods

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX, 77030 United States (map)

DISCOVER Lecture Series

Cosponsored by Houston Museum of Natural Science


Promotional Partners - Institute of Hispanic Culture and Food Ways Texas

Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout - Curator of Anthropology, Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Aztecs gave us many things we have in our pantry today, and they developed revolutionary farming techniques that were a marvel. However some of the foods they ate, like corn fungus, would very likely astonish us. We can all benefit from their unique evolutionary adaptations. Probably some of their ingredients will undoubtedly help feed a hungry planet tomorrow.

Companion Event:  In an Aztec Kitchen - Heritage Tour

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