Gary Paul Nabhan will read from his new book, Cumin, Camels, and Caravans: A Spice Odyssey at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at Prairie Lights Bookstore in downtown Iowa City. Nabhan is an internationally celebrated author, food and farming activist, and proponent of conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity.
Cumin, Camels, and Caravans is a personal, ethno-botanical, historical, and cultural tour of major spice trade routes — the Silk Road, the Frankincense Trail, the Spice Route, and the Camino Real.
Nabhan is the author of Food, Genes, and Culture, Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land, and Chasing Chilies: Hot Spots along the Pepper Trail.
Admission: The event is free and open to the public.
Listen online: A live stream of the event is available at www.writinguniversity.org.