The Health Museum presents Comfort Food During a Pandemic
The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science will join the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History to present "Comfort Food During a Pandemic.”
Covid-19 quarantines have pushed many Americans to change their way of life. With restaurant visits significantly reduced and mostly out of the picture, people have turned to their own kitchens for sustenance and solace. From sourdough bread to sweet potato pie, the food choices during the pandemic are not necessarily healthy but are tasty and informed by available ingredients. Panelists will examine today's experience and compare the phenomena to earlier quarantines.
The panel will include:
- Moderator: Peter Liebhold, curator in the Division of Work and Industry at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History
- Panelist: Ximena Martin, Director of Programs and Culinary Arts at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
- Panelist: Dr. Ashley Rose Young, Historian of the American Food History Project at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History