Where Local and Global Appetites Collide

Key Ingredients – Oracle, Ariz. Historical Society

Southern view of Mt. Lemmon from Oracle, AZ.
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The last day to see this fabulous (free) Smithsonian Exhibit is May 1 at the Oracle Historical Society. Exhibit hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can call ahead and request a docent – 520.896.9609.

Enjoy a fun-filled look at the way Americans harvest, raise, prepare, eat and celebrate food.

Sorry for the late notice but I just saw it last weekend.  Do I think it’s worth the drive to Oracle? You bet especially since Oracle is 5 to 10 degrees cooler than Tucson.

Food is the very foundation for our society. Food is historical. Food is cultural. Food is nourishment. Food brings families together and sometimes distances them too.

Remember a special occasion and most of the time, you remember the food or how the food made you feel.

Key Ingredients: America by Food is part of Museum on Main Street (MoMS), a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Arizona Humanities Council. This exhibit was in Globe, Ariz. prior to Oracle and will be moving around the state. Each locale adds its own flavor to the overall exhibit.

Here’s the schedule:

May 7 – June 19, 2011 – Nohwike’ Bagowa Museum, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Fort Apache

June 25 – August 7, 2011 – Payson Public Library, Payson

Now the question is: Where do you eat in Oracle?

Your best bet is to ask someone at the museum or check out the Oracle Inn. I think there are only one or two restaurants in Oracle and this gets thumbs up from some local Oracle friends.






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