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Smithsonian Food History Weekend Roundtables

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2017 ROUNDTABLES GENERAL INFORMATION

Part of the third annual Smithsonian Food History Weekend, the Roundtables are a series of free, moderated conversations for all inquiring minds that will explore the migration of people and food throughout American history.

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 recommended registration and will be held in the Warner Bros. Theater at the National Museum of American History.

Why should you register? 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.

For full schedule, participants, or further information on the Weekend, visit: http://s.si.edu/FoodRoundtables

2017 ROUNDTABLES SCHEDULE

Session 1: Migration Nation
9:30 - 10:45 AM

Open the day with a wide-reaching conversation about how migrations of people throughout American history have shaped our foodways and influence profound cultural exchanges around food featuring Hasia Diner, Matt Garcia, Francis Lam, Maricel Presilla, and Krishnendu Ray.

Session 2: Help Wanted
11:10 AM - 12:10 AM

Whether in the fields, factories, or restaurant kitchens, how has working in food provided an economic toehold for migrants throughout American history? How are opportunities limited and how do individuals experience success? Featuring Heather Lee, Theresa McCulla, Tracie McMillan, Jose Oliva, and Dominic Pacyga.

Session 3: Serving Up Traditions
1:30 - 2:30 PM

How do we express our identity and culture through food? Which traditions are kept and which evolve into something new? What are the forces driving those decisions? Featuring Daniel Bender, Lois Ellen Frank, Lavanya Ramanathan, David Shields, and Toni Tipton-Martin.

Session 4: Tales of Three Dishes
3:00 - 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. Featuring Jessica B. Harris, Simon Majumdar, Joan Nathan, and Alfredo Solis.

2017 ROUNDTABLES HAPPY HOUR

Stick around after the Roundtables for a Happy Hour with fellow attendees, Roundtables speakers, and Smithsonian Food History experts and continue the conversation over light appetizers and drinks. The Happy Hour takes place in the S.C. Johnson Conference Center in the National Museum of American History.

Free registration is REQUIRED for entry to the Happy Hour; 21+ only, please.


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