Feast on this

. October 31, 2012.
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Save a little room after turkey and all the trimmings this Thanksgiving for a global culinary tour. Let Matthaei Botanical Gardens tempt your taste buds with the sights, sounds and smells of “Feast! — A Cross-Cultural Culinary Tour of Plants from Around the World.” The self-guided exhibit highlights the role plants play in cooking and celebrations, particularly during the holidays. Delve into foodie history with your kids, from cinnamon in Sri Lanka to the figs of ancient Rome. There'll also be a visit from Father Christmas, kid events, a food feast, music and more. The exhibit opens Saturday, November 24, 2012, and runs through Sunday, January 6, 2013. The Saturday grand opening also includes a Spinner’s Flock sale. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Donation suggestions are $5 per adult and $2 per child. Open 10am to 4:30pm daily with extended hours 10am to 8pm on Wednesdays. Matthaei Botanical Gardens. 1800 N. Dixboro Road. 734-647-7600. www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg/.