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The Smithsonian Serves a Generous Helping of Food History

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What is it about food history and culture that keeps us craving more? Recently, I visited the National Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington,DC, to experience its first major exhibition on food history – “FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000.” I enjoyed my visit so much I went back for a second helping two days later.

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First, there’s Julia’s Child’s kitchen which is like a shrine. Then there are the focused exhibits touching on historic milestones and the changing landscape of what we eat and drink in post World War II America. So much to digest!

Paula Johnson, Food Historian 
Paula Johnson, Food Historian

Food Historian and Museum Curator Paula Johnson, who serves as Project Director and Co-Creator of this fascinating exhibition,  and  shares her insights on how food shapes our culture November 23 on The Connected Table LIVE! W4cyRadio

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