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October 27, 2016 - 9:15am to October 29, 2016 - 9:15am

Join us in the fall of 2016, as Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History brings together culinary leaders, researchers, practitioners, and scholars to inspire Museum visitors to understand the history of food in America and the role they play, individually and collectively, in shaping the future of food.

Through culinary demonstrations, hands-on learning opportunities, tastings, talks, experiences with incomparable collections, and much more, the 2016 Smithsonian Food History Weekend will explore the relationship between food, politics, and people. How have we participated, as individuals and communities, in shaping American food and foodways? Whose voices are influencing food policy today? What are the critical issues, and what role does democracy play in the future of food in America?

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