From edible bugs to international coffees, the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures is serving up a delicious program series this summer. The presentations, from 1-3 pm on the third Saturday from June through September, accompany the Museum’s newest Main Gallery exhibit, Serve It Up! International Utensils.
“Crunchy Critter Cuisine” on June 16 will highlight the nutritional value of edible insects, both locally and around the world. Speakers are Dr. Amy Franklin, founder and president of Farms for Orphans, and Nate Hines, co-owner of The Welsh Rabbit.
July 21 features an international recipe swap, with Northern Colorado residents, foodies, and cooks urged to bring and share their favorite ancestral and/or ethnic recipes. Colorado State University’s Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center will also present “Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet.”
“Savor the Flavor of International Spices” on August 18 will explore seasonings and condiments used around the globe to add zest and tang to everyday dishes. Presenters are Linda Hoffman, owner of Come Back to the Table, and Susan Kirkpatrick, owner of Savory Spice Shop.
Concluding the series on Sept. 15 will be “Perk Up! Chocolates and International Coffees.” Toby Gadd, president of Nuance Chocolate, will explain how chocolates are made from scratch using raw cacao beans from foreign countries. Daniella Kocher Hobson, owner of Mountain Iris Café, will discuss the history and culture of coffees around the world.
Admission to each program is $5/person, which includes entry into the Museum’s four galleries. Serve It Up!International Utensils showcases over 100 cooking, eating, and drinking utensils from across the globe.
The Global Village Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue. Museum hours are 11-5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970-221-4600.
PICTURES: (1) sautéed crickets, grape tomatoes, and garlic over cricket flour pasta
(2) Spanish scorpion musubi
(3) ant and pear salad
The Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Our mission is to foster and celebrate international connections between Northern Colorado and the world through exhibits of folk art, fine arts, and artifacts from around the globe; and to provide international resources and educational opportunities.