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National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20560
Love history? Love to cook? Join us for our free monthly cooking history demonstration!
Each November, as we think of Thanksgiving feasts we tend to think of Massachusetts, but have you ever wondered what were New Englanders fishing for and eating the rest of the year? Answer: Cod! Codfishing drove the regional economy, while salt cod exports influenced cuisine both around the world and at New England tables.
On November 18, D.C. chef and Massachusetts-native Ris Lacoste, will join us to cook with this iconic fish and explore this fishy history. We’ll also share new research about one man’s history on the working waterfront in 18th century Massachusetts from the museum’s exhibit «Within These Walls.»
This program is free to attend, no tickets required.
Please note: there are no food tastings at Cooking Up History programs, just food history! If you do get hungry however, the museum has a cafeteria on the lower level that serves up tasty food inspired by different American culinary traditions.