The History of Your Hot Dog: and many other foods

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Today I went to the traveling exhibit, You are What You Eat, at the Colorado history museum.

Today I went to the traveling exhibit, You are What You Eat, at the Colorado history museum. The fantastic exhibit started in New York, then traveled to Boston, then to Denver Colorado , its next stop will be in Washington DC.

This exhibit was interactive and entertaining. ” It takes you through the process of how food gets from farm to table” says Liz Cook, environmental educator at the Colorado history museum. This exhibit shows examples of this process at a global aspect. From showing how much food Micheal Phelps eats for breakfast, to showing how ancient Romans had dinner. It also shows the diverse farm lands. It presents a time line of food and food processing also. “This is historic and modern cooking devices” saysCook. I also got to experience a taste kitchen. I ate a jelly bean and plugged my nose then when I unplugged my nose the jelly bean tasted different “You have to have a sense of smell to really enjoy food” Mike Grace says after I finish tasting the jelly bean.The next part of my journey was to the Stephen H. Hart Library and Research Center to look at historic Colorado menus. The age of the menus ranging from 1930’s to the 1990’s. The library was amazingly informational. “It’s a repository of historic documents” states Laura Ruttum Senturia, director at the library. The menus were part of the library and research center’s ephemera, a collection of papers created for temporary purposes, such as menus.

I would definitely recommend this fantastic exhibit. It was bothInteresting and engaging. I enjoyed all my time at the museum and research center.