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November 14, 2017

Never a Dill Moment on National Pickle Day

Do you relish the idea of seeing many pickle artifacts in one place? Look no further than the Heinz History Center, home to 160-year-old pickles and the best place to get your very own Heinz pickle pin. Quit gherkin around and enjoy these pickle-related artifacts from our collection.

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October 27, 2017

Celebrating an American Brew

October 25 is National American Beer Day, a day set aside to honor the many domestic brews that fill glasses, cans, and bottles from coast to coast. The day reminds us that the history of “local” beer is more than the story of current trends.

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October 25, 2017

From Cucina to Grocery Store: The Evolution of Pasta-Making in American Homes

For many people, Italian American culture is synonymous with Italian food. And who could fault individuals for thinking this way, considering the pervasiveness of Italian American cuisine in the United States today. The widespread popularity of Italian food was not always the case ... The evolution of pasta-making in American homes can be traced in the History Center’s Italian American Collection through an investigation of several of our artifacts: the chitarra, the hand-crank pasta machine, and the pasta die.

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