OK, everyone, it’s time to grab your buddy’s hand and board the yellow schoolbus — TLT readers are going on a virtual field trip! And where are we going, you ask? Why, a virtual food museum, of course.
Thanks to regular TLT Facebook page commenter Melissa House, I recently learned of the online Food Museum which, according to its “About” page, is the world’s only independent food museum. It’s been staging actual museum exhibits around the world for twenty-five years but also hosts online “exhibits” about the world’s foods. (Apparently its core collection, The Potato Museum, is the “world’s largest on the history and importance of the potato.” Gotta love that.)
I was of course most interested in this little exhibit briefly outlining the history of school food in America. It’s certainly not the most informative or complete history (for that, you already know where to go: Janet Poppendieck’s Free for All: Fixing School Food in America.) But there are links to the history of the lunch box, interesting old photos and even a few vintage school food posters (you know I love those).
If that sort of thing floats your boat, you can check it out here.
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