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Adventures in the Global Kitchen: Demystifying Bitters

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Few beverages have as rich a history as bitters, the herbal-flavored spirit that was once marketed as medicine but is better known today as an ingredient in cocktails. In this podcast, Brad Thomas Parsons, author of “Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All,” discusses the history of the elixir from its earliest “snake oil” days to its rise as an essential ingredient in the contemporary bar scene.

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Students Render Neanderthal World in 3-D

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The extinction of the Neanderthals nearly 30,000 years ago during the last ice age is one of the great puzzles of human evolution—and one that middle school students can tackle with the help of 3-D digital animation in a Museum program this summer.

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The Hidden Forces That Shape What We Eat: A Q&A with Frederick Kaufman

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With countless restaurants and food markets, New Yorkers may have a more effortlessly sophisticated palate than ever, but do they really have a nuanced understanding of the global forces that shape the politics and economics of food?  “The world of food is rife with paradox,” says Frederick Kaufman. Kaufman, a noted journalist and professor, will join a lively Museum panel about the global, technological, and financial future of food on Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 pm.

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