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Cooking Boston, Public Program Cooking Boston: Sweet Boston 18 May 2017.Thursday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm. Joyce Chaplin, Michael Krondl and Carla Martin Cooking Boston: How the Hub Shaped the American Diet  This series of programs explores the ...

Cooking Boston: How the Hub Shaped the American Diet 

This series of programs explores the culinary history of Boston and the impact the city has had on the American diet. In the first half of the 19th century, Boston had a reputation as the center for European taste and refinement. By the end of the 19th century, the Colonial Revival movement nationally popularized foods like Boston baked beans and Yankee pot-roast shifting Boston’s image from refined to rustic. In the 20th century, Boston clung to two identities: that of thrifty Puritans and of cosmopolitanism through education. This created some remarkably bland food but also made the city fertile ground for a culinary revolution. In the 1960s, chefs like Julia Child and Joyce Chen brought the flavors of the world to America through Boston.


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Building Closed Memorial Day 27 May 2017.Saturday, all day The MHS library and exhibition galleries are CLOSED for Memorial Day

The MHS library and exhibition galleries are CLOSED for Memorial Day

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Building Closed Memorial Day 29 May 2017.Monday, all day The MHS library and exhibition galleries are CLOSED for Memorial Day

The MHS library and exhibition galleries are CLOSED for Memorial Day

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Building Closedbegins Independence Day 3 July 2017.Monday, 12:00PM - 11:59PM More
Building Closedends Independence Day 4 July 2017.Tuesday, 12:00PM - 11:59PM More
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Cooking Boston, Public Program Cooking Boston: Sweet Boston registration required 18 May 2017.Thursday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm. Joyce Chaplin, Michael Krondl and Carla Martin

Cooking Boston: How the Hub Shaped the American Diet 

This series of programs explores the culinary history of Boston and the impact the city has had on the American diet. In the first half of the 19th century, Boston had a reputation as the center for European taste and refinement. By the end of the 19th century, the Colonial Revival movement nationally popularized foods like Boston baked beans and Yankee pot-roast shifting Boston’s image from refined to rustic. In the 20th century, Boston clung to two identities: that of thrifty Puritans and of cosmopolitanism through education. This created some remarkably bland food but also made the city fertile ground for a culinary revolution. In the 1960s, chefs like Julia Child and Joyce Chen brought the flavors of the world to America through Boston.


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Building Closed Memorial Day 27 May 2017.Saturday, all day

The MHS library and exhibition galleries are CLOSED for Memorial Day

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Building Closed Memorial Day 29 May 2017.Monday, all day

The MHS library and exhibition galleries are CLOSED for Memorial Day

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Building Closed Independence Day 3 July 2017 to 4 July 2017 close

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