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And Dancing About Architecture – Cafe Ballets Russes at the NGA

  The National Gallery of Art will open another amazing exhibit in the East Building tomorrow, Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music,  with a complementary-themed menu at the Garden Cafe.  There will be Russian-inspired and … Continue reading

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FOOD Exhibit Part 2: Miss El Chico and Mrs. Mondavi

Just as my favorite part of the media event for the Julia’s Kitchen re-opening back in August was meeting Julia’s niece, Philadelphia Cousins, the best thing about this exhibit’s event was meeting and chatting with several of the object donors. … Continue reading

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You Know You’re Old When…

(and this is NOT a joke!) when you see the stuff of your childhood behind glass at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History FOOD Exhibit, for which Julia Child’s kitchen is now the centerpiece.  Granted, it is subtitled “Transforming … Continue reading

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Julia Child’s 100th Birthday

Is today!  Actually, to be totally accurate, it’s the 100th anniversary of her birth.  She died at 92 years of age, so she didn’t make it to 100 alive, except that she lives in our memories and her legacy to … Continue reading

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Body and Soul at the NGA

The National Gallery of Art is one of the unique treasures of Washington, DC and a major reason so many of us are spoiled rotten about museums.  It houses a world-class art collection and, like the Smithsonian, the NGA is … Continue reading

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My Amazing Alice Waters Weekend – Part 2: The Portrait Presentation and Reception

After the conversation part of the evening ended (too soon!), the portrait unveiling and reception commenced.  From the auditorium, we processed to the Kogod Courtyard – an awesome venue for a party.  I have been there in the daytime, but … Continue reading

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My Amazing Alice Waters Weekend – Part 1: The Conversation

It started on Friday evening, January 20, at the National Portrait Gallery. Alice Waters is one of the seminal influences on food in this country.  She sparked a food revolution with her Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley – it was … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? At NARA

I went down to the Archives to see the exhibit on the government’s efforts to influence the food habits of Americans over the years.  It was an enlightening experience – unfortunately, photography was not allowed, and so I have none … Continue reading

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