Johnson and Wales’ Food Museum

Thu, Apr 8, 2010


Does culinary slang, diner-era memorabilia, or food art catch your interest? Why not go to Johnson and Wales’ Culinary Arts Museum in Providence, Rhode Island? This museum is said to not only be interesting to those who love food but to those who also are interested in the history of mankind through food.

There are displays of full diners with vinyl booths, chrome counter stools and kitchen equipment that you’d find in an old fashion diner. In the “Diners: Still Cookin’ in the 21st Century” display you’ll find old diner photos, stools from closed diners, and according to Richard J.S. Gutman, “Ninety percent of Rhode Islanders who come through here point to one of the stools and say, ‘That’s where I had beef stew or that’s where I had meatloaf.’ ”

If you are wanting to see a little more history try 4,000 years worth of evolution being shown about how our food has changed or not changed. There are also art exhibits about food and even one dedicated to “Dripping with Color: The Art of the Fruit Crate Label.” It’s said there is a “history lesson within each one.”

Displays of gadgets and kitchen appliances like crock pots and toasters from old to new can be seen as well as a “midway” with foods and food products from country fairs, carnivals and the like.

It’s guaranteed to be a fun family affair! Do you know of any other food related museums that people could visit in other areas of the world? Let us know!

Source: Herald News
Photo by lilDeMented

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