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History and HerStory: Legal Eats: Food and the Culture of the U.S. Supreme Court

What would you like to know about the eating habits of the Supreme Court? A peek behind the bench was revealed earlier this month when the Smithsonian Food History Program collaborated with the Supreme Court Historical Society to present a … Continue reading

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New, Return, Rebirth: Innovation on Your Plate at the Smithsonian Food History Weekend October 22-24, 2015

There was more to the Smithsonian Food History Weekend than I was privy to.  Too bad, but the Gala at which the first Julia Child Award was (fittingly) bestowed upon Jacques Pepin was beyond my price point.  There was plenty … Continue reading

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Can There Be Too Much of a Good Thing? NMAI: The Power of Chocolate

The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and Mars Chocolate North America sponsored an evening program and reception in advance of the Power of Chocolate Festival in March. In the interest of testing the theory that there can never … Continue reading

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I’ll Have a Basket of Maguey Worms and a Dog, Ready to Cook, Please.

You, too, can stand in the great marketplace at Tenochtitlan, capital city of the ancient Aztec empire, and absorb the sights and sounds of commerce. Acres of foodstuffs are spread out around you, all the bounty of the New World … Continue reading

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The Trip Different: A Week In Santa Fe, Part 1: FUZE SW Conference, Saturday

I went to Santa Fe in November for a non-food-related committee meeting, but expecting to fully appreciate the unique cuisine of northern New Mexico.  Indeed, I had the good fortune to be invited to attend FUZE SW 2013, the first … 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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Joan Nathan’s Search Rewarded

Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France Joan Nathan is one of this country’s leading authorities on Jewish cooking.  Her previous books, from The Flavor of Jerusalem (published in 1974), through Jewish Cooking in America and … Continue reading

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