International Culture Programs
The Great Food Cities of the World
6-Session Evening Course

Food expert and passionate culinary historian Fred Plotkin offers a gastronome’s dream tour of six global centers of food and drink: Bologna, Buenos Aires, London, Lyon, Tokyo, and San Francisco. A reception featuring specialties from each location follows the final program in the series.

Tuesday, January 16, February 13, March 6, April 10, May 8, and June 5, 2018 - 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Discovering Lombardy

Stunning architecture, centuries of glorious art, and cuisine celebrated around the world: Lombardy has it all. Food historian Francine Segan offers a guide to the cultural heritage and attractions of this northern Italian magnet for travelers—and a taste of some authentic regional specialties.

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Enchanting Ireland: A Visual Journey

Christopher Griffin, a Smithsonian Journeys expert, highlights the history, culture, and beauty of Ireland, offering an intimate portrait of a fabled nation. At the conclusion of the day, raise a glass of “the water of life”—authentic Irish whiskey.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.