From the Ground Up

The food we eat helps define us, connecting our cultural traditions and our local landscapes, as well as the wider global economies of which we are a part.  This family-friendly exhibition will explore the stories behind different foods and how they have shaped Fairfield and our region’s identity throughout history.  Explore the kitchen with a closer look into ingredients from the farmers’ fields, the ocean, and the forest, and share your own special food memories.  

“The food you have at home grows on you and becomes more important than simply the food itself. It becomes associated with all parts of your life in a very deep way, part of your roots, your inner self.”   
- Jacques Pepin (Madison, Connecticut).  

“We all have hometown appetites – every other person is a bundle of longing for the simplicities of good taste once enjoyed on the farm or in the hometown left behind.”  
-Clementine Paddleford, How America Eats, 1960