Posts Tagged ‘Smithsonian’

From ‘Cherry Pie’ To ‘Milkshake,’ 30 Years of Food in Music Videos

As MTV celebrates its 30th anniversary this week, Smithsonian's Food & Think blog examines the use of various foodstuffs in music videos—oh, you know, those visual promos for pop songs that you used to see on the cable network before the Real World and Jersey Shore came along. As you can probably guess, a lot […]

Poder de Chapulines: How Grasshopper Tacos Can Save the World

Given the recent health department crackdown on cicada ice cream in Missouri, Smithsonian's Food & Think blog revisits the issue of entomophagy—that is, the fancy Latin term for eating insects. Naturally, the article mentions several exotic locales where certain bugs are considered a delicacy, including, yes, Washington, D.C., where some fancy restaurants sell tacos stuffed […]

Sustainable Seafood, Anyone?

Overfishing, oil spills, those dubious sea creature-strangling plastic six-pack rings—the ocean's bounty seems constantly in jeopardy these days. How can the average diner help conservation efforts? Mindful eating, of course. We're giving away two tickets to the Smithsonian's World Oceans Day festivities. Join activist-actor Ted Danson in hearing from experts about the long-term impact of […]

Early Warning: Brew at the Zoo

Like beer? How about animals? Yes? Well, you're in luck. The annual "Brew at the Zoo" event at the National Zoo is scheduled for Thursday, August 20. Sponsored by Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), the event will raise funds for the Zoo's education, sustainability, and conservation programs. Tickets are $35 for FONZ members; $50 […]

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