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Need to Get Out of the House? Spanish and Native American Foods On Menu at Mission San Luis

By: Mission San Luis Email
By: Mission San Luis Email

Mission San Luis Release: Giving Thanks - 17th-Century Apalachee & Spanish Foodways at Mission San Luis Saturday, November 24, 2012

Tallahassee, FL - Bring your family and friends to experience the preparation of traditional foods from the 17th century on the Saturday after Thanksgiving at Mission San Luis. All cultures are grateful for a good harvest, and the Apalachee and Spanish residents of Mission San Luis were no exception.

Join us for the Giving Thanks demonstrations on Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The unique culinary history of the Mission comes to life when historical interpreters in period dress smoke meat and fish on the barbacoa, demonstrate the use of native and European plants from the Mission's gardens and fields and make preparations for the feast. Learn how people and foods from the New and Old Worlds came together to create a cross-cultural cuisine.

Children's activities will include hands-on food preparation tasks throughout the day and Fingerprint Tree painting from Noon to 2 p.m. There will also be archery for children and adults.

Real Paella will be doing a cooking demonstration and offering plates of traditional and modern paella for purchase. Knawty Hawg BBQ will also be a food vendor. Bring in non-perishable food or monetary donations for Second Harvest and receive a coupon for 10% off purchases from El Mercado: The Shop at San Luis. Please help us support America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend and help fight against hunger and feed hope in our community.

Mission San Luis was the western capital of Spanish Florida from 1656 to 1704. Today the Mission re-creates this community with costumed living history guides, reconstructed colonial buildings, exhibits, and archaeological research. The site is a National Historic Landmark and recipient of a Preserve America Presidential Award.

Mission San Luis, Florida's Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum, is located at 2100 West Tennessee Street in Tallahassee, Florida. The site is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors over 65, and $2 for children aged 6-17. Members, children under 6, and active duty military get in free.

Mission San Luis is managed by the Florida Department of State's Bureau of Archaeological Research. Programs and events are sponsored by the Friends of Mission San Luis, Inc.

For more information, call 850.245.6406 or visit www.missionsanluis.org .

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