The National Museum of American History had a fabulous event on August 13th celebrating American food history, famous American Chefs and innovations in the food industry. The event showcased the new demo kitchen at the museum, featured a presentation from Carla Hall of the first-ever Julia Child Award to Chef Jacque Pepin, and offered the opportunity to see the exciting new food history museum collections. Pastry Chef Warren Brown was on hand to do a cake demonstration, and a plethora of delicious food and wine was available for tasting.
This Smithsonian Food History Night in the Kitchen event occurred in anticipation of The Smithsonian Food History Weekend, where the Smithsonian will explore the history of food in America, American culinary traditions, innovations in food and more. The events taking place over the weekend include a gala on October 22, several roundtable discussions from prominent figures in the food industry on October 23, and a food festival on October 24. Tickets for the gala are $250 and available on the National Museum of American History website. The roundtables talks and festival are free and open to the public. The festival will feature interactive cooking demonstrations, a film screening, the opportunity to meet celebrity chefs, and several food-related exhibitions.