This week on Industry Night with Foodie and the Beast, we’re taking you deep into one of the coolest, food-centric events ever: the 2018 Smithsonian Food History Weekend!
Home to Julia Child’s kitchen, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will host its fourth annual, Food History Weekend, November 1-3, 2018 —it’s a multifaceted festival consisting of four distinct events. Culinary leaders, researchers, practitioners, and scholars will inspire museum visitors to understand the history of food in America and the role we all play, individually and collectively, in shaping the future of food.
Across three days, Smithsonian’s Food History Weekend will explore the history and changing dynamics of regional food cultures in the United States. How have regional foodways expressed their place? Who and what shape regional identities? How are new ideas about regions reviving, shaping, and reshaping food in America. Participants for the 2018 weekend include Aarón Sánchez, Jessica Harris, Edouardo Jordan, Sean Sherman, William Cronon, Janice Marshall and many more! Events and activities include cooking demonstrations, hands-on learning, dynamic conversations, and Smithsonian collections, a black-tie gala, dance performances and last, but hardly least … beer history!
Join us and our guest from the Smithsonian, Paula Johnson, a curator responsible for the food technology and marine resources collections and is the project director and co-curator for the exhibition, “FOOD: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000.” Theresa McCulla, a noted historian dedicated to the American Brewing History Initiative at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and Ashley Rose Young, food historian at the National Museum of American History where she is the program developer and host of “Cooking Up History, ” a monthly cooking demonstration featuring a guest chef.