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Note: While history shouldn’t require a spoiler alert, this blog does contain some minor ones regarding the HBO series Watchmen.“You know...
Maybe this painting looks familiar. A long row of red-coated soldiers. A cloud of gun smoke engulfing the street. Falling bodies.Detail of...
The Stonewall uprising began June 28, 1969, in response to a police raid at The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York, and has since...

Blog Posts in "Food History"

A bowl of vinagrette, created with a recipe made by Julia Child, sits next to a bowl of salad and a Julia Child cookbook
Today’s post is the fourth in a series of weekly Julia Child recipes. This week, renovation program director Patrick Ladden shares his...
    Interns Kristen Chasse and Jillian Brems spent the summer as part of “Team Julia,” a group of people responsible for the...
Today’s post is the third in a series of weekly Julia Child recipes. This week, education technologist Carrie Kotcho shares her experience...
A bowl of mashed potatoes
Today’s post is the second in a series of weekly Julia Child recipes. This week, project manager Nanci Edwards shares her experience of...
National Museum of American History Chef William Bednar
When you are in the museum’s kitchen on a hectic morning and Chef William asks if you want to taste a rum bun, you say “yes” even if you...
A photograph of the recipe for "Reine de Saba," a chocolate cake made by Julia Child
“Above all, have a good time”To celebrate Julia Child’s wall of copper pots joining the museum’s collections, we’re taking Julia’s...
When Julia Child moved back to her home state of California in 2001, she donated the kitchen from her Cambridge, Massachusetts, home to the...
Ora Snyder, chocolatier
I had the chocolate symposium (held a few weeks ago at the museum) and Women’s History Month on my mind when I came across...

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