For the Foodie: Culinary Arts Museum in Rhode Island

Culinary Arts Museum, Rhode Island© 2009 RI Historical SocietyDisplays range from artwork to ancient eating utensils and vintage cookbooks. The panels shown at right trace the progress of food plants from seed to table.

315 Harborside Blvd., Providence, Rhode Island

The Culinary Arts Museum of Johnson & Wales University is the place for a journey into cooking history from olden days to modern times. The collection of more than 500,000 items includes utensils dating back to ancient Egypt, Greece, and China; kitchen gadgets and equipment; an extensive collection of cookstoves; and thousands of cookbooks—the oldest dating to the early 1500s.

Visitors can step into a colonial tavern and a classic 1926 art-deco diner. Equally interesting is the presidential exhibit of items and writings that serve to reveal the formal and informal relationships of America’s leaders with food and dining. Don’t miss the museum’s tribute to the world’s greatest chefs.
Open Tues. – Sun. Closed major holidays and during school breaks. Admission charged.

(401) 598-2805

Did you know?
The exhibits at the Culinary Arts Museum include a country-fair midway, the history of diners, and wedding cakes designed by culinary students and professionals.

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