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Information about The Culinary Institute of America's Archives and Special Collections housed in the Conrad N. Hilton Library, Hyde Park, New York.

Exhibit Opening Reception

Please join us for the Sweet & Salty Exhibit Opening Reception :: Tuesday, April 11, 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. :: Tober Exhibit Room :: Conrad N. Hilton Library

About the exhibit:

Sweet & Salty: Tastes of Cultural History :: April 11 - July 19, 2017

Sweet and salty are the first two tastes that humans perceive after birth. Yet, more than part of physiology, the desire for sugar drove slavery and continues to impacts health, while salt was synonymous with wealth and economic prosperity. This exhibit considers the integral roles that both tastes have played in culture. It examines the many sweet and salty products that span in use from food preservation to religious salvation as well as technological changes that have shaped and changed our interactions with these products and, ultimately, our very taste.

The exhibit was researched and curated by the Spring, 2017 Food History class with Dr. Beth Forrest.


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