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The Transatlantic Pineapple

On October 18th, a dozen alums gathered for a teatime presentation by Nina Scott '59, who shared her research on the historical journey of the pineapple. Indigenous to tropical South America, this intriguing fruit not only became a celebrated food item, but also inspired writings, works of art, monuments, and decorative motifs in multiple facets of material culture. We also learned the likely origins of the name "pineapple" in various languages, and pondered the challenges of conveying sights, tastes, and experiences to others who have not encountered the same.

Our heartfelt thanks to:

Nina Scott '59, for an entertaining and educational presentation;
Alicia Lopez Nieto '91, for facilitating this session;
Bob Sproull, for serving as Zoom host

Nina Scott Presenting Slide
Attendees of The transatlantic Pineapple