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Meet Food Historian Cynthia Clampitt

January 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Cynthia Clampitt is a writer, speaker, and food historian. However, over the last two decades, food history and the relationship between food and culture began to increasingly consume her attention. Cynthia’s food history research took her all over the world, and she wrote a food history column for fourteen years.

In the last few years, her research has increasingly focused on one of the richest agricultural areas in the world: the American Midwest. The first book to emerge from this fascination was Midwest Maize.

“Maize/corn is a far more exciting topic than you might imagine, connected to everything from vampires to time zones, football teams to railroads, Pilgrims to popcorn, the frontier to the snack aisle,” says Cynthia. “Plus, if you’re curious about the issues that face us today, in a world dominated by maize/corn, this book will help bring things into focus.”

Barbara’s Bookstore in Vernon Hills


Hawthorn Mall

720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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