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Cooking Up History: Exploring the Northeast

July 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cooking Up History showcases a guest chef and a Smithsonian host preparing a recipe and talking about the history and traditions behind its ingredients, culinary techniques, and enjoyment. In 2018 we’re introducing a new thematic series on regional foodways.

It’s July and baseball fans are flocking to stadiums to enjoy “America’s favorite pastime.” Today, the major league baseball experience is marked by jubilant organ music, t-shirt cannons, fireworks and, of course, food. These days, baseball parks are serving up more than just peanuts, popcorn, and hotdogs. Food vendors are featuring regional favorites: lobster rolls and baked beans at Fenway Park in Boston, kielbasa and pierogis at PNC stadium in Pittsburgh, sushi rolls and sashimi at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Join guest chef Brian Patterson and our resident Smithsonian food historian Ashley Rose Young as they talk about regional foodways of baseball, and those of the Northeast in particular. “Let’s play ball!”


July 13, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm