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Desert Terroir

An Evening With Gary Paul Nabhan

January 17, 2017

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Dorrance Hall
Members: $24 / General Public $30

Select January 17 to purchase tickets

Special Event Settings: 


  • Call 480 941.1225 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Visit the Admissions Box Office | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Explore the Borderlands during a thrilling evening with renowned author Gary Paul Nabhan and discover why food tastes better when we know the science, history and culture behind it.

Join us for an evening of discovering how history influences the taste of the food we consume. Nabhan, the Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona, will share excerpts and stories from his book Desert Terroir, in which he delves into the ecological, cultural, and personal history of the food we grow and eat. The terroir, or “taste of the place,” of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands is rich and unique, and Nabhan will leave you craving a taste of the desert.