Free Culinary Lecture by author and culinary historian Richard Foss. It takes a lot of energy and a good food distribution system to build the Pyramids, Babylon, and the Acropolis. Ancient peoples first developed food storage and cooking techniques that allowed cities to flourish, then evolved complex cuisines that used local and imported spices and herbs with artistry. Author and historian Richard Foss will cover over a thousand years of history, explaining how the first societies managed their food supply and eventually developed sophisticated and tasty dishes. It’s a lively and sometimes surprising story that shows the ingenuity of humanity as well as our quest for new flavors and sensations. This illustrated talk is suitable for all ages.