Schnuck Markets, Inc
Everett Austin Dietle
Missouri History Museum
Schnucks Teams With Missouri History Museum to Offer Cooking With Carver
ST. LOUIS – While most people associate the late agriculturalist George Washington Carver with the peanut, a special exhibition at the Missouri History Museum shows that he was also a trail-blazing scholar, an innovative scientist, a pioneering conservationist and an impassioned educator. George Washington Carver opened in late November and runs through March 1, 2009. As part of the programming for the exhibition, the Missouri History Museum and Schnucks will offer “Cooking with Carver,” a four-week series featuring Schnucks Cooks cooking demonstrations highlighting various Carver-influenced products.
According to Dr. Robert R. Archibald, president of the Missouri History Museum, the George Washington Carver exhibit includes important artifacts, appealing interactives and compelling media that tell the story of Carver’s life, discoveries and legacy. Archibald said, “Carver’s field notes, correspondence and artwork will be on display and interactive games will allow visitors to match their wits with Carver, creating their own plant-based products and solving problems related to crop rotation and soil erosion.”
“We are especially excited about partnering with Schnuck Markets in this effort to use cooking to make history more relevant to today’s youth,” said Archibald. “Over the course of four Saturdays, Schnucks Grill Master and newly-trained docent Rick Cooper will demonstrate four featured recipes and discuss the foods and their connection to George Washington Carver,” Archibald said. “With a little audience assistance, Chef Cooper will prepare a new recipe each week and serve up some delicious samples.”
Archibald says he hopes the cooking session will help demonstrate the many contributions George Washington Carver made that have had important and lasting effects on how we produce food today. He explained, “This is an opportunity for families to discover recipes made with Carver-inspired ingredients that go far beyond the peanut.”
All participants will receive recipes to take home and try. The classes will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Jan. 31 and Feb.7 and last approximately 90 minutes. Seating is limited.
“Cooking with Carver” tickets are available in person at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park (Lindell and DeBaliviere) or by calling the museum’s reservation line at 314-361-9017.
The Missouri History Museum has been active in the St. Louis community since 1866. Founding members established the organization “for the purpose of saving from oblivion the early history of the city and state.” The museum operates the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park and the Library and Research Center at 225 South
Skinker Blvd. near the Washington University campus.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. operates 105 stores (including five Logli stores) and 101 pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Mississippi.
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