Thursday, August 25, 2011

National Archives Food Exhibit

The National Archives

Recently, Ward, Theodore, and I went to the National Archives to see an exhibit on how the government has influenced our food over the last couple hundred years. We all found it very interesting --even Theodore who would have preferred to stay at home.
Pictures were strictly forbidden, but here are a couple of things from the web site that we saw on display.

This is when they started to fortify white flour with B vitamins. 
Doughnuts are made with flour so...

historical poster
Notice that butter has it's own food group.

Lady Bird Johnson's Chili Recipe

An interesting and fun exhibit

Note: Besides the food exhibit, we also saw the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, and the tally sheet from when George Washington was elected president. Amazing!

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