The National Museum of American History invites media to an open house to get a first look at the Smithsonian’s new major exhibition on food history—“FOOD: Transforming the American Table, 1950–2000”—before it opens to the public Nov. 20.
Monday, November 19, 2012 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W.
NOTE: Enter via Constitution Avenue entrance
“FOOD: Transforming the American Table, 1950–2000” explores some of the major changes in food and eating in postwar America. Among the topics on the 3,800-square-foot exhibition’s menu are changes in food production and processing, in who cooks and why, where and when meals are consumed and what people know (or think they know) about what is good for them.
Additional object donors available for interviews include winemakers Warren Winiarski, Violet Grgich, Bob Biale and Margrit Biever Mondavi; Dallas restaurateur and inventor of the frozen margarita machine Mariano Martinez; members of the Cuellar family (El Chico restaurants); and Kalita Doolin, daughter of the founder of the Frito Co.
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