Free online this weekend: Flavors of Al-Andalus, A Culinary History in Poetry and Recipes. Al-Andalus (or Muslim Spain) brought together peoples and influences from three continents—Africa, Asia, and Europe—in a legendary time of peaceful coexistence. Join author and poet Shadab Zeest Hashmi and food and travel writer Yvonne Maffei in their celebration of the culinary history and remarkable heritage of Al-Andalus. Sunday, April 16, 8:00 a.m. CDT.
"Many of the traits on which modern Europe prides itself came to it from Muslim Spain: Diplomacy, free trade, open borders, the techniques of academic research, of anthropology, etiquette, fashion, various types of medicine, hospitals." ~Charles, Prince of Wales