Lecture: Chilies Around the World

Spicy Talk

Image by Clarke Condé

Dr. Stephanie Walker could be selfish and keep her extensive expertise on the cultivation of chile to herself but she is not like that. Dr. Walker is a sharer and the extension vegetable specialist at the New Mexico State University and she is delivering a lecture titled Chilies Around the World this Sunday, June 9 at 3pm at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Go for only $15 if you're an Albuquerque International Association member, $20 if not and free with a current student ID. For more information about this all-ages event, see cabq.gov/museum. (Clarke Condé)

Sunday June 9, 2019

2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104-1459
US

Phone: 243-7255
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$12-$20

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Albuquerque International Association

Phone: 505-856-7277
Website: Click to Visit

Dr. Stephanie Walker, the extension vegetable specialist with NM State University, explores the unique varieties of chile peppers grown in NM and around the world.

The Albuquerque International Association will host a public talk by Dr. Stephanie Walker, Extension Vegetable Specialist with New Mexico State University where she helps vegetable growers to enhance sustainability and profitability of vegetable production in New Mexico. 

Synopsis: New Mexicans love chilies, but do we know everything about them? Chile peppers, members of the genus Capsicum, are native to the New World. After discovery of the crop by European explorers, chile peppers spread around the globe, were embraced by many disparate populations and incorporated into local cuisines. Different regions preferred different heat profiles and flavors, and specific preferences led to selection of unique varieties that contribute to the incredible diversity we see in chile peppers today. Stephanie Walker will explore the unique varieties of chile peppers grown in New Mexico and around the world. 

Cost: $15/Albuquerque International Association (AIA) Members, $20/Non-Members; High School & College Students with ID – Free. You can pay on-line with credit card at www.abqinternational.org or at the door (cash and check only). 

*Early Bird 20% Discount: $12/AIA Members, $16/Non-Members. Payment deadline is June 2, 2019.