The focus is on foods from around the world at this book launch party for Culinary Expeditions: A Celebration of Food and Culture Inspired by Penn Museum Treasures, organized by the all-volunteer Women’s Committee to benefit the Penn Museum. The result of a two year collaboration between Museum staff and the Women’s Committee, Culinary Expeditions is a richly illustrated, full-color publication that brings together recipes and information about foods and food-making techniques with stories about cultures and cuisines of Africa, Egypt, Greece and Rome, Asia and the Middle East, Mesoamerica, and Native America. Penn Museum Director Julian Siggers, Ph.D., speaks about the special links between civilizations and food, and Dr. Jane Hickman, Editor of Culinary Expeditions and the Museum’s ExpeditionMagazine, shares insights into the development of the book. The kickoff party features shopping with specially invited vendors, raffles, and mimosas—and a gallery luncheon that features Culinary Expeditions recipes! Valet parking included.