Culinary History: Looking Back, Looking Forward An Anniversary Panel Discussion

Event Date: 
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Free Event
Food Talk
Food & Drink
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panel discussion, food & drink

U.S. Navy Memorial & Naval Heritage Center

701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
20004 Washington , DC
United States

The Culinary Historians of Washington Are Pleased to Present

Culinary History: Looking Back, Looking Forward An Anniversary Panel Discussion

At this special event in honor of CHoW’s 20th anniversary, our panelists will be discussing the past and future of culinary history, which is now a thriving academic field, encompassing museum studies and popular culture. Our panelists are Shirley Cherkasky, founder of the Culinary Historians of Washington, D.C. Shirley has been CHoW’s guiding light for 20 years. She also helped found two sister culinary history groups, the Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin and the Association of Culinary Historians of the Philippines. Warren J. Belasco, Food studies scholar and professor emeritus for American Studies, UMBC. Warren has presented several wonderful pro-grams for CHoW audiences over the years, such as Food in Film and The Future of Food. He is currently writing a book on Washington, D.C. restaurants. Rayna Green, Curator emerita, National Museum of American History. Rayna has been a cocurator of many culinary history exhibits, including Julia Child’s Kitchen and FOOD: Transforming America’s Table: 1950-2000. She was also Director of the museums’ American Indian Program. Dianne Hennessy King, moderator, co-author, Memoir Your Way: Tell Your Story through Writing, Recipes, Quilts, Graphic Novels, and more. Dianne is a past president of CHoW and teaches memoir writing at George Mason University’s Osher program.

This event is free and open to the public Bring friends, family, and colleagues. The building is adjacent to the large Navy Memorial Plaza and Metro accessible. Because there is a catered reception, please let us know you’re coming! Contact: Francine Berkowitz (francineberkowitz@gmail. com), 301-439-0189 for more information, contact Claudia Kousoulas, 202-487-6740 or visit