From curators specializing in culinary history to on-the-ground sustainability research, the Smithsonian offers an extensive menu of exhibitions and programs that investigate the past, present, and future of American food.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History tells the story of our ever-evolving palates in Food: Transforming the American Table and taps into its collections to share the impact of craft beer and home brewing over the centuries.

America’s rich buffet of culinary traditions is also highlighted across the institution through online resources like flavorful recipes from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and interactive lessons from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.