Throughout the Fall, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center will be holding a series of bean suppers as part of our annual symposium theme of “Society, Colonization and Decolonization.” Each of the suppers will feature a different cultural identity and bean recipe, including Franco-American bean-hole beans with brown bread, US southwestern-style beans with red & green chiles, Cuban bean chili, Brazilian black beans, and a final potluck supper to which people will be invited to contribute beans cooked from their own recipes.
Bean Supper dates and geographic themes:
Tuesday, October 22 – Maine
Tuesday, October 29 – New Mexico
Tuesday, November 5 – Brazil
Tuesday, November 12 – Cuba
Tuesday, November 19 – Global Potluck
Each evening will include a brief presentation by a local specialist, including historians, farmers, and folklorists, and will touch on the process by which the beans and the recipes arrive in the Americas–the human dimension of beans.
All suppers are FREE and open to the public, held at the Church of Universal Fellowship in Orono. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.