Rapunzel, Peanuts, and Thousand-Year Eggs

Global Premodern Food Cultures and Their Legacies

Banquet illustration from the James Ford Bell LibraryOur relationship with food is complex. Food sustains us as living entities, but it also plays a key role in how we live our lives.

This exhibition, and its online companion exhibit, explore the history of our relationship with food in the premodern era using sources as varied as travel narratives, art, fairy tales, sagas, and medicinal recipes, among others. See how food shapes our understanding of society and culture around the globe and how the legacy of premodern foodways and cultures resonates in today’s world.

Exhibit details

What: Rapunzel, Peanuts, and Thousand-Year Eggs: Global Premodern Food Cultures and Their Legacies
When: October 14, 2019 through March 13, 2020
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Wallin Center, Bell Gallery (ground floor)
Hours: Open during regular building hours at Elmer L. Andersen Library


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