Michigan Foodways/Key Ingredients: May 2007
While your out on your weekend bike or drive this summer, check out the following events!
Key Ingredients and Michigan Foodways is a series of exhibits and public
programs.....kicking off in Chelsea on May 26th!
Key Ingredients is from the Museum on Main Street (MOMS), a partnership of the
Smithsonian Institute and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. With
photographs, illustrations, and artifacts, it explores the connections between
Americans and food via the historical, regional, and social traditions of
everyday meals and celebrations. In addition to farming, table manners, history,
and markets, the exhibition also examines the evolution of the kitchen, the
technological innovations that bring us a wide variety of prepared and fresh
foods, and the role of public eateries and food celebrations in building a sense
Key Ingredients explains the little-known, the everyday, and the obvious through
an entertaining and informative overview of our country’s diverse regional
cooking and eating traditions. The exhibit inspires the gathering, celebration,
and preservation of the finest of what rural America has to offer.
Michigan Foodways is the portion of the exhibit focusing specifically on
Michigan's unique contributions to the national culinary tapestry.
See more at Michigan Foodways.