Dream job? Smithsonian to hire curator of food and wine history
Do you have it takes to condense America's food history into a mere snapshot?
Do you a passion for food, appreciate the culinary arts and want a job at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History? Well, you're in luck as the Washington, D.C.-based establishment will soon be recruiting for a new permanent position: "the Winiarski Curator of Food and Wine History".
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The role was made possible thanks to a $4 million donation made by Warren and Barbara Winiarski, who were the founders of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in Napa Valley. They have decades of experience in the wine industry and made their first donation to the Smithsonian back in 1996. "Barbara and I are delighted to witness the light that grew brighter from the small spark we ignited with our first gift to the museum 25 years ago," Warren Winiarski stated.
Whoever fills the role in question will lead the "American Food History Project", which strives to educate museum visitors on America's favourite foods, both past and present. From 1950s Krispy Kreme doughnut machines to a 1973 Weber kettle grill, the Smithsonian has been documenting America's food history for over 50 years.
More details on the position will be released once all of the funds from the $4 million bequest are transferred to the Smithsonian.