Meet the Professor - Lisa Markowitz

Lost Crops of the Incas Rediscovered
When Sep 06, 2012
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where University Club
Contact Name
Contact Phone 852-2247
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Lisa Markowitz
Lisa Markowitz

Lisa Markowitz, Professor and Chair of the Anthropology Department, has conducted long-term ethnographic field work in the alpaca-raising regions of Southern Peru. Some of the world’s most essential crops, including the potato, are native to these mountains. In Peru over the past decade, gastronomy has boomed in tandem with the country’s rapid economic growth. Recent culinary trends include the celebration of formerly disparaged peasant foodways, especially the native Andean foods developed by the ancient Incas

Admission ($14 per person and $7 for students - check or cash) includes lunch. Reservations are required at least 3 days prior to the event.  Please contact Janna Tajibaeva at 852-2247 or