Calling all foodies!

After Hours

A new evening program at the National Museum of American History will mix intriguing historical topics, modern-day approaches, and delicious food and drinks. Cheers to history!

February 26: The Craft Distilling (Re)Revolution

Ever taken a trip to your local distiller? Join James Rodewald, author of American Spirit: An Exploration of the Craft Distilling Revolution, in discussion with D.C.’s own Derek Brown and Michael Lowe of Green Hat Gin as they explore the current and historic revolutions in American distilling. Enjoy food, cocktails, and book signings and see rarely-exhibited cocktail history collections objects. Look for the discount code “AH2” for your staff discount. Must show SI ID at door.

March 16: The French Chef: American Style

Julia Child revolutionized American cooking when she published the classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 1961. By the end of the decade, food luminaries such as Child and her editor, Judith Jones, as well as countless food-loving Americans, began to look away from Europe and toward their own country for inspiration, exploring the rich heritage of American regional cooking with a new sense of appreciation and curiosity. Join food history writers Alex Prud’homme (co-author of My Life in France) and Sara Franklin (who recently conducted an oral life history of Judith Jones) as they discuss the renewal  of American regional food cultureAfter the talk, enjoy Julia Child’s Kitchen as part of the exhibition “FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000” along with delicious food and a champagne toast to Julia Child.

More information about topics and tickets can be found on the website. Buy your tickets today! These programs are sure to sell out fast.


Posted: 26 February 2015
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