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Skirball Cultural Center

Las Abuelitas Kitchen

Featuring USC Food Scholar Sarah Portnoy

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This is a past program

This program took place on
Sunday, February 19, 2023

About the Program

Featuring film, food, and conversation, this multidisciplinary program highlights Mexico’s centuries-old culinary traditions and their impact on the United States. Led by USC food scholar Sarah Portnoy, we will watch a short documentary about ten Mexican elders and enjoy live food demos with three of the abuelitas (Spanish for “grandmothers”) featured in the film.

Enjoy a tasting of each dish and view a small exhibition that shares the abuelitas’ stories, Mexican culinary artifacts, and other objects that highlight the significance of Mexican cuisine.

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