May 31 – September 1, 2014
Step into the story with a visit to the new exhibit Food: Our Global Kitchen, and take a journey around the world and through time. Stroll through an ancient market, cook a virtual meal, peek inside the dining rooms of illustrious individuals—and consider some of the most challenging issues of our time.
Food: Our Global Kitchen explores the complex and intricate food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork. In sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting and celebrating, the exhibit illuminates the myriad ways food is produced and moved throughout the world.
Admission to Food is just $5 with the purchase of a general admission ticket. Kids 5 and under and History Colorado members are free! Click here to buy your tickets online.
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Bring in a receipt from any Colorado Whole Foods Market for free admission to Food:Our Global Kitchen!
Food: Our Global Kitchen is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org).
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What’s Happening in the Taste Kitchen
There’s always something fun happening at the History Colorado Center. Every day, from Memorial Day – Labor Day, live programming in the taste kitchen inside the Food: Our Global Kitchen exhibit will animate the experience of food and flavor for visitors. Presented with Whole Foods Market, our working kitchen will feature taste experiments, special guests, demonstrations and samplings from Whole Foods Markets’ vendors and partners. Ticket to the Food exhibit is required for entrance to the taste kitchen.
Global Kitchen Family Days
Join us at History Colorado on Global Kitchen Family Days for cooking demonstrations, food-themed crafts, cultural performances, and more. Visit the exhibit and check out special activities in the taste kitchen. Explore kitchen tools, sample tasty treats, and savor food stories from around the world and in Colorado.
Friday August 8th, 10am – 5pm
Make your own pasta with DiFranco’s from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Colorado Mestizo dancers will demonstration traditional Mexican folk dances at 11:30 and 1:30. DJ Cavem, organic gardener and rapper will return for more juicing and rapping demonstrations during the day. See an up-close artifact presentation from curators, Alisa Zahller and Leigh Jeremias, from 2:00-4:00pm. Visit Food: Our Global Kitchen and sample jam and jellies in the Taste Kitchen and meet a special guest from Whole Foods Market. Check out photographs from Hunger Free Colorado’s Hunger Through My Lens project. Grab a scavenger hunt sheet and create your own recipe.
Kids 12 and under receive free admission to the History Colorado Center and to Food: Our Global Kitchen. Limit, two free kids per paying adult.
More Food Programs!
Denver Urban Gardens Tour
Friday, August 1, 9 am to noon
We’re teaming up with Denver Urban Gardens to learn how community gardens let people of all ages and backgrounds fight hunger and poor nutrition and improve their lives and neighborhoods—creating positive change throughout the city. We’ll tour several urban gardens in the Lower Highlands neighborhood and see how these spaces perpetuate cultural heritage and traditions. Get some dirt under your feet and tour these mini-oases in the city!
Members $21, nonmembers $26
Tour info and registration: 303/866-2394
Farm to Table Experience with Slow Food Denver
Saturday, August 23, 10 am to 2 pm
Colorado exemplifies the “farm to table” movement—the idea that consuming food produced nearby helps support local farmers—and the state’s endless sunshine transforms that farmland into taste-tempting tidbits. Celebrate our local food traditions and heritage in this farm-to-table experience. We’ve teamed up with Slow Food Denver for a guided farm tour followed by an informal lunch created with products raised on-site. This is a unique opportunity to reconnect with your food and the people who grow it. Includes lunch and tour!
Members $41, nonmembers $46
Tour info and registration: 303/866-2394
Members $4, nonmembers $5 (unless otherwise noted)
Call 303/866-2394 to reserve your spot, or register online!
What’s in a Name? An Object Adventure
Wednesday, August 27, 1 to 2 pm
Hear the history behind the names of popular dishes and drinks. Get an up-close look at related items from the collection, meet the curators, and take home a few historic recipes.
Sample a smorgasbord of tempting treats and foodie gifts. Books on tap share the culinary traditions of the Southwest, Native American recipes, and the secrets of Old West bakers and ranch-house chefs. Others feature recipes for wild game, edible plants of the Rockies, and the food and drink of the Santa Fe Trail. Stock up on specially selected Colorado-made toffee, popcorn, salsa, and more!