Just in case any of you DC local 'hounds were not aware of this: the Smithsonian Institute will devote the entire annual Folk Life festival to food for 10 days, starting tomorrow on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Eat something for me.
If you want to spend more time caroling, and sipping wine instead of hanging in the kitchen, watch Chef Jansen Chan (International Culinary Center). make colored sugar, the easiest way to make basic sugar cookies shine on your holiday table.
The holidays mean it's time for bubbly. Let Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) educator Vanessa Price teach you how to open a bottle properly and safely: without hurting somebody, or ruining that spark.
The Smithsonian Institution is home to some of the most culturally significant artifacts in American history. While the Smithsonian archives all facets of culture, their collection of culinary memorabilia is particularly fascinating. From political movements to fast food fads, here are some of the most interesting food items in their collection.