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June 28, 2015

For months, Jessica Carbone’s office served as a de facto storeroom for the donated products that would eventually find a place in the demonstration kitchen within the new 45,000-square-foot ‘innovation wing’ at the National Museum of American History. Those gadgets and pricy pieces of cookware soon became sort of stress-relief objects.

‘Over the last six months, whenever anyone had a difficult meeting or something they didn’t want to work on, they’d come into my office and say, I need some retail therapy. What can I look at? ’ says Carbone, project associate for the American Food History Project…

It’s also noisy. Or was noisy in early June, when Smithsonian staffers, along with chef, cookbook author and TV personality Pati Jinich, a member of the Kitchen Cabinet advisory panel to the museum, were loading equipment into the kitchen. ‘We reconfigured the fan a bit,’ Evans says a few weeks later, ‘and the sound is completely fixed…'”

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March 5, 2015

28 MAY 2015
6:45 PM to 8:45 PM

I’m thrilled to present for the Smithsonian Associates in Washington, DC! I will be talking about Mexico’s culinary traditions, followed by a tasting of tamales. I hope you can join me for a fun evening.

A culinary tour of Mexico, focusing on food traditions that reflect the spirit and culture of the country’s diverse regions. Afterward, sample some of those distinctive tastes in three regional variations on the tamale: from Oaxaca (mole and cactus paddles in banana leaves); Michoacán (sweet corn in fresh corn husks); and Mexico State (chicken and salsa verde in dried corn husks).

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June 3, 2014

“The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History announces the formation of the Kitchen Cabinet, an advisory board made up of leaders in food scholarship, culinary history and food-related businesses in America to help the museum shape and expand its research, collections, programs and exhibitions related to food and beverage history. The inaugural meeting of the Kitchen Cabinet took place on April 30.

The museum, as part of its American Food History Project, has formed the Kitchen Cabinet to assist staff to expand its thinking, grow its audiences and take a new approach to telling the story of American history through food…”

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August 28, 2013

7 OCTOBER 2013
6:00 PM to 8:45 PM

I am so thrilled to be presenting for the Smithsonian Associates! I will give a talk on Mexican home cooking and traditions, followed by a tasting of snacks inspired by my cookbook and a signing. Please come join me for a fun evening.

To register and for more information, click here.


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