Smithsonian Food History Weekend

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Join us for the 2017 Smithsonian Food History Weekend at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Culinary leaders, researchers, practitioners, and scholars will inspire Museum visitors to understand the history of food in America and the role they play, individually and collectively, in shaping the future of food.

Over the course of three days, our third annual Smithsonian Food History Weekend will explore how food has been both a bridge and a barrier to cultural connection in America. From farmers to home cooks to top chefs, how does food migrate with people? Where does our food really come from? And how have people negotiated their differences and celebrated their commonalties over food throughout American history?

From cooking demonstrations, hands-on learning, dynamic conversations, and Smithsonian collections; to powerful evenings, a black-tie gala, local restaurants, and beer history; there’s something for everyone.

Plan your Smithsonian Food History Weekend today:

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The Smithsonian Food History Weekend is made possible through generous support from:

John Deere

The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts

Brewers Association

Wegmans

Melissa's Produce Company

Laura Chenel’s and Marin French Cheese

If you would like to support the 2017 Smithsonian Food History Weekend or for more information on how to get involved, please contact Kari Fantasia, Deputy Director for External Affairs, at 202-633-3302 or FantasiaKa@si.edu.