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Holiday weekend idea: visit a food exhibit!

Posted Dec 07 2012 10:49am

If you happen to be in Washington DC, take a look at FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950–2000  at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.


Julia Child’s kitchen is the featured exhibit, but the history of the industrialization of the U.S. food supply is well worth a look.

I especially like quirky collections of food objects.  Here’s one from the exhibit:


If you are in New York City, you can see  Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture  at the American Museum of Natural History and check out the  New York Times review  so you know what to look for.

Also in New York is Lunch Hour at the New York Public Library.  If you can’t get there, the library has an  online version of the exhibition .

If you happen to be in Switzerland and anywhere near Lake Geneva,  Nestlé’s Alimentarium  in Vevey has a special display of quirky collections: sardine cans, sugar cubes, and fruit wrappers, for example.  You can find it easily from its  fork stuck into Lake Geneva .

Food exhibits seem to be the current Big Thing.  I’m trying to take advantage of them while they are around.  You too?

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