NOTE: This event will take place at the Woodbine Community Center.
812 Longfellow Street
Woodbine, NJ, 08270
“A Brief History of Peppers” is a happy romp through the varied and colorful history of peppers! Learn all about the search for plants that produce heat on the tongue and mild apoplexy for those not familiar with it. We start with the Roman black pepper industry, then go through its collapse due to Turkish attempts to starve the Europeans out of their spice habit, ending up with the Spaniards looking at Aztec temples and wondering what this is on their tacos.
Bernard Sypniewski was born some time ago and shortly thereafter he began gardening. His first crop was radishes. After school, his legal practice, and teaching at Rowan University (computer science), Bernard started building raised beds. He now has 3. Bernard especially likes tomatoes and peppers of all sorts, including wild ones. He has a fascination with anything old; hence the topic of the current talk.
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