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Joan Nathan at the Smithsonian Food History Roundtables

October 27, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Smithsonian Food History Roundtables are a series of free, moderated conversations for all inquiring minds. Leading researchers, practitioners, and thinkers come together to address big issues around food in America via four roundtable sessions over the course of the day. All sessions are free with registration strongly recommended and all sessions will be held in the Warner Bros. Theater at the National Museum of American History.


3:00 PM–4:00 PM

How does an individual dish or recipe tell a story? Unpack the ingredients and techniques of three different dishes with three culinary experts and explore how the dish communicates their past, themselves, their family, and more.

Jessica B. Harris, Culinary historian and author
Joan Nathan, Cookbook author
Alfredo Solis, Chef, El Sol and Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana
Moderated by Simon Majumdar, Food writer, author, and broadcaster

Book signing to follow from 4:00 PM-4:30 PM

The Roundtables are free for all to attend with registration strongly recommended.

Seating capacity at the Roundtables is limited and will be filled on a first come, first seated basis first for all registered attendees and then to all walk-ins. Only Registered attendees to the full day or Session 1 will be permitted to enter the museum early at 9:30 a.m. for the first session of the day. The museum will open to the public and walk-in attendees at 10:00 a.m.


October 27, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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