The Neptune Theatre at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 is hosting an evening of presentations on food, from foraging tips in the city to Dumpster diving, a history of the potato in Washington State, and several presentation on traditional foods, their gathering and use.
Short Takes: What the World Eats is a presentation of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in conjunction with its eponymous exhibit at the Burke until from Jan. 28. – June 10.
Dr. Melissa Poe of the Institute for Culture and Ecology will present on wild food foraging in the city. Such as on these rose hips, photographed by Poe.
The evening will be a series of fast-paced food talks, with ten experts from the University of Washington and around the region presenting on a range of topics. Each presenter will have six minutes and 20 slides to cover their topic.
Archaeologists will present on what people were eating 10,000 years ago, and Elise Krohn, of Northwest Indian College Cooperative Extension will present on the revival of Northwest Coastal Indian food traditions.
UW students break ground on the newest addition to the UW Farm, at the Center for Urban Horticulture. Photo by Julia Reed.
Tickets to Short Takes are $5 and available at the door. Poster courtesy of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture