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Houston Museum of Natural Science

Cultural Feast – Amazonian Culinary Adventure

Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2016

07:00 PM
US/Central

During the 16th century, Spanish and Portuguese explorers searching for gold and other valuable commodities in the Amazon often suffered from food shortages. They had little or no interest in the exotic flora on which the native population thrived. With more scientific exploration by scholars beginning in the 18th century, the value of many of the native Amazonian plants and trees was soon recognized, as reflected in their impact on industry, medicine and cuisine. Chef David Cordúa will create innovative dishes featuring ingredients native to the Amazon, while culinary historian Merrianne Timko places the edible Amazon in historical context.

About the Programs & Activities

Hosted by Chef David Cordúa at Américas on West Gray.

Related Links

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HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Monday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tickets $118, Members $98 Advance ticket purchase is required by April 15. No refunds will be made 72 hours before the event, however tickets can be transferred to another individual. Please notify webmaster@hmns.org with your name, transaction number, and name of the guests using your tickets.

Directions & Parking

  • Américas River Oaks  
  • 2040 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019

Special Offers / Dining

The Museum offers easy access to a quick meal at McDonald's in the Grand Entry Hall. Open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. McDonald's also offers the option to pre-order meals for field trips.

Please note: Food and beverages are not allowed inside the Museum exhibit halls or theaters.

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