Also today, from 3 to 5 p.m., the Tasty History Series returns to Olana. The three-part series explores the trade, customs, and recipes of essential Latin American ingredients and natural resources and is inspired by Frederic Church's travel and love of Latin American food and by the current exhibition OVERLOOK: Teresita Fernández Confronts Frederic Church at Olana, a collaboration between the Collección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and the Olana State Historic Site. Today the focus is on chocolate. Oliver Kita, owner of Oliver Kita Chocolates in Rhinebeck, will be providing samples of some of his most popular chocolates, including his Habanero Romantico, paired with wines from Brotherhood Winery.
The event takes place at the Wagon House Educational Center at Olana. Participants will learn about historic food trends, trade in these natural resources, and 19th-century eating and drinking customs. They will also sample chocolate and wine and go home with recipes. Walk-ins are welcome. The event is limited to those over 21, and there is a fee of $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers.
Future events in the series will focus on Coffee, on Saturday, September 30, and Rum & Sugar, on Saturday, October 7.
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