New World Cuisine:
The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más
In the Hispanic Heritage Wing through
January 5, 2014
This exhibition tells the tale of the earliest cultural
mestizaje (mixing) to take place in the Americas
through food. The exhibition highlights foods that originated
in the New World and foods that
were brought over from Europe via Spain and
Asia via the Spanish Manila Galleons. Special sections
in the exhibition highlight specific food items: chocolate
and maté. Telling the story of the origins of these
two popular drinks, how they rose to popularity during
the colonial period, and how they were introduced into
European society and culture, illuminating how they have
become a strong component of popular culture today. More
than 300 objects related to food harvesting, preparation,
table settings, kitchen items and utilitarian and decorative
implements illustrate the rich culinary traditions of
the Americas. Interactive gallery activities include
a scent station of new and old world herbs, shorts films
about chocolate and mate, and a world map with food magnets,
and a recipe exchange. Visitors are invited to take recipe
cards, and write one of their own for inclusion on the
New World Cuisine Facebook Page (Photo: Mexican Kitchen)
Exhibition Images & Press Information»
Up Coming Public Programs
Sunday December 8, 2013
Celebrate the season with hands-on art marking for ages 3 to 103 include making Mexican bark paper cards and origami wreath making, live music with Mariachi Buenaventura and Camino de Paz Marimba, refreshments and more!
Sunday January 5, 2014
Final day to experience New World Cuisine: the Histories
of Chocolate, Mate y Mas.
Fe School of Cooking & Market is offering a series
of classes complementing New World Cuisine, 20% of the
proceeds will be donated to the Museum of International
Santa Fe Convention & Visitor's Bureau
(photo by Kitty Leaken)
New Mexico Department of Tourism
De Culinary Academy is hosting a Feast Day Celebration
Thursday May 16 and will be offering New World Cuisine
OPENING December 9 2012
Celebrate Winter and the opening of New World Cuisine
from 1 to 4PM- Enjoy gourd decorating with Monica Sosaya
Halford, Chocolate Tasting with Mark Sciscenti, live music
McCulloch y sus Amigos and a reception hosted by the
Museum of New Mexico Women's Board.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Join Chocolate Historian Mark Sciscenti for a talk about
chocolate with chocolate tasting. By Museum admission,
New Mexico residents free on Sundays!
Sunday May 19, 2013
Remedios /Remedies Explore New Mexican herbal salves,
tinctures and other herbal remedies. By Museum admission.
New Mexico residents free on Sundays!
Sunday June 2, 2013
Savor the Flavor
New Mexico's Flavor at Santa Fe's premier food event featuring
New Mexican food products for sample and sale, outdoor
horno baking demonstrations, cook book fair with New Mexico
Authors, Cooking demonstrations with Award winning Executive
Chef Rocky Durham of Santa Fe Culinary Academy. Tour New
World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Mas
and wine and beer tasting at Museum Hill Café.
Presented by The Museum of International Folk Art, the
Museum of New Mexico Foundation Gift Shops and
Delicious New Mexico. By Museum admission, New Mexico
residents with I.D. Free on Sundays.
September 15, 2013
Fall Harvest Festival
Stanley Crawford, Author & Farmer on The Farming Life begins at Noon, Native food
tasting with the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, learn about native plants from our friends & neighbors at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Hands-on projects for ages 3 - 103, Live Music with Mariachi Buenaventura and the El Camino de Paz Marimba Ensemble, and fun for the entire family.
November 8-10, 2013
Explore the past and present, the folklore and customs
that created a uniquely New Mexican culinary tradition
in a series of keynotes, talks, panel discussions, breakout
sessions, creative interludes, and of course food! Call
Shirley Lujan at 505 476-1126 for tickets! Sponsored by
Fe School of Cooking, Museum
Hill Cafe, The Museum of International Folk Art. The Museum of New Mexico Foundation and
the International Folk Art Foundation.