Florida's Global Kitchen

Take a bite of history at this exhibition!

Celebrate Florida’s diverse food history at the Matheson History Museum’s new Florida’s Global Kitchen exhibit, which will run from Monday, May 18, 2015 through Thursday, July 30, 2015. The Matheson History Museum will showcase artifacts, recipes and stories that highlight Florida’s food culture, which is one of the most diverse food cultures in the world. Take a step into the kitchen of Pulitzer Prize winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, which the Matheson will recreate using artifacts on loan from her Cross Creek home. As the author of The Yearling, Rawlings brought the Florida frontier into the lives of people around the world. Additionally, as the author of Cross Creek Cookery she brought “Cracker” cooking on to the dinner plates around the country.This exhibition coincides with Gainesville’s Eat Local Month, organized by Hogtown HomeGrown. Exhibit related events include a cooking demonstration and discussion by Joy Sheffield Harris, author of A Culinary History of Florida on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 1-3 pm and a celebration of local food and gardening on Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 1-4 pm. The community celebration will feature local food entrepreneurs, gardening and health organizations. Get a taste of history at the first Hogtown Pizza Cook Off with three local wood-fire pizza food trucks and local celebrity judges. The event is free and includes activities for children and adults.

Date and Time:

9:30am - 3:30pm May 18, 2015 - July 11, 2015


Matheson History Museum
513 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

Event Repeat Summary:

This exhibition will be open to the public on Monday through Friday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Contact Information:

Stephanie Pastore



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