Food from the Silk Road [PHOTO]

We’re working around the clock to ready the debut of our Secrets of the Silk Road exhibition in two weeks. But who can work on an empty stomach?

The Pepper Mill Café at the Penn Museum invites guests to take a culinary journey along the Silk Road. The Café offers a changing variety of regionally-inspired Silk Road lunch menus, daily afternoon teas—even Happy Hour drinks and bar snacks—to extend the Silk Road experience during the run of the special exhibition, February 5 through June 5, 2011.

Here are some photos of actual preserved by the harsh desert of the Tarim Basin:

The Pepper Mill Café is “recreating” these sweet and savory delights, on sale during the run of the exhibition.

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