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The Tennessee State Museum hosts a wide range of FREE, fascinating events and educational programs throughout the year. Advance reservations are not required, unless indicated on the listing. For seated events, seats are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Join the Tennessee State Museum as we mark the closing of our exhibition: Let’s Eat! Origins and Evolutions of Tennessee Food with a special In Conversation event featuring mother and daughter, Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams, authors of Soul Food Love (Clarkson Potter, 2015). In Soul Food Love, novelist and Let’s Eat! exhibition scholar Alice Randall and her daughter, Caroline Randall Williams, worked together to overhaul the foods they love to cook and eat. They've updated the recipes and traditions handed down by their mothers and grandmothers into easy, affordable, and healthy—but still delicious—dishes, like Peanut Chicken Stew, Red Bean and Brown Rice Creole Salad, Fiery Green Beans, and Sinless Sweet Potato Pie. Let’s Eat! Origins and Evolutions of Tennessee Food, which closes on February 2, explores the rich and diverse history of Tennessee’s food through eight sections that trace the state’s food from its Southeastern Indian origins to contemporary food festival celebrations. All are complemented by artifacts from the Museum’s collection, digital storytelling, graphics, and location photography. The event is free and open to the public.