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Museum Tour: Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans

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Traveling to New Orleans? Take in a primer on Southern food at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, where you'll find information on everything from boudin to barbecue. More

Photos: The Nutropolitan Museum, a Peanut Butter Sandwich Art Gallery

That's Nuts Lee Zalben 3 comments

An art gallery devoted to peanut butter sandwiches? An epic project to create 365 different takes—one for every day of the year—actually happened. Check out the photos, then find the nearest jar of peanut butter and a spoon. More

Mobile Museum Focuses on Poor Working Conditions of Florida Ag Workers

Leah Douglas 10 comments

In 2009, Barry Estabrook wrote an in-depth piece for Gourmet about tomato pickers in the Immokalee region of Florida. He detailed the near-slavery conditions that farm workers faced as they were forced to work long hours for very little pay, live in filthy and cramped conditions, and remain on the farm against their will. The Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum is a mobile museum currently stopping across the country, seeking to spread the word about the horrible living and working conditions of these tomato pickers and farm workers. More

Flour Art Museum in Ahrensburg, Germany

Robyn Lee 2 comments

The Flour Art Museum in Ahrensburg, Germany, has a collection of over 1,900 flour sacks from around the world. More

Chicago: A Negroni Fit for the President

Chicago Michael Nagrant 6 comments

"A great Negroni makes you want to munch like you just smoked a Snoop Dogg's bong worth of hash." What do you get when President Obama's favorite chef (Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia) decides to do a restaurant side project at... More

In Videos: The Banana Man and the International Banana Club

Robyn Lee 2 comments

You can't call yourself a true banana lover unless you're a member of the International Banana Club. Ken Bannister, T.B. ("Top Banana"), real estate agent, and creator of the International Banana Club, started collecting banana-related paraphernalia in 1972. He now has "the world's largest collection devoted to any one fruit," located in Hesperia, California. I want to join the club just so I can whip an International Banana Club Card out of my wallet whenever I feel like it. Watch the video after the jump.... More

Brooklyn Historical Society Extends Old-School Storefronts Exhibit

New York Erin Zimmer 1 comment

brooklynhistory.org/exhibitions/counter The Brooklyn Historical Society’s current exhibition, “The Disappearing Face of Brooklyn’s Storefronts” showcases mom-and-pop storefronts, a decent chunk of which are grub-related. In an era when many of themare disappearing, photographer-curators James and Karla Murray scoured Brooklyn to... More

Idaho Potato Museum Is Recession Proof

Robyn Lee 2 comments

Despite the economic downturn, the Idaho Potato Museum in Blackfoot, Idaho, is reporting their busiest season ever with no decrease in sales at their gift shop [via VittlesVamp]... More

Copia Files for Chapter 11

Ed Levine 3 comments

According to the New York Times, Copia, the food, wine, and art museum in Napa, California, has filed for bankruptcy protection. Julia Moskin is too polite to state the obvious, that Copia was clearly overly ambitious, to say the least, and never quite found its footing or place in the food world. Even 35 million dollars of Robert Mondavi's money wasn't enough to see it through. It's hard to imagine a reorganizational scheme that can work for Copia, particularly in these times. Everyone in the food world rooted from near and far for Copia to succeed, but to me it seemed doomed from the outset. I take no pleasure in saying that, believe me.... More

Key Ingredients: The American Cookbook Project

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What defines American food? In a compelling examination of the connection between American cultures and the foods they create, Museum on Main Street, a project of the Smithsonian Institution, has put together a collaborative online cookbook featuring recipes and personal anecdotes from across the country for their exhibition, Key Ingredients. The recipe database, searchable by type of food, story, heritage, or region, includes everything from Iowa Fried Pheasant or Squirrel to Armenian Eggplant. The site also provides recommendations for local food events and traditions by region. The physical exhibition, which will have visited over 200 venues across the country by 2013, is currently in Woodbine, New Jersey; Vancouver, Washington; Elloree, South Carolina; Vienna, Georgia; and Honolulu, Hawaii. [via The Village... More

Making Knives the Old Fashioned Way for Over a Century

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Gourmet profiles the Warther Museum and Knife Factory, a maker of high-carbon steel kitchen knives for 106 years located in Dover, Ohio. They're one of the last companies that still grinds the knives by hand.... More

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