"Hot Potato" Capital of the World: DC Nickname Campaign 1st Edition

ISBN-13: 978-1512029147
ISBN-10: 1512029149
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About the Author

As a former resident of DC, within sight of Eastern Market on Capitol Hill, I still return annually if not more often. I love and admire the city’s people, parks, gardens, museums, historic landmarks, alleys, traditions, and transit systems, and even the weather. A life long geography nerd, map hugger, and above all student of place nicknames, slogans and mottos, I am determined to help WDC get properly nicknamed. Yes, I started the world’s first museum about the potato with my students at The International School of Brussels in Belgium. Yes, the collection is said to be the world’s largest on the history and social influence of the potato. It’s been featured in the Smithsonian’s Seeds of Change exhibition, as well as at The National Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa, Canada. Most recently, my wife and I organized an exhibition called “Spuds Unearthed!” which was on display at the US Botanic Garden in DC for five months. And yes, The Potato Museum is still in search of a permanent home. And, after thirty years, I still believe “The Hot Potato” is the perfect nickname for WDC. Born in Philadelphia and raised in the historic Quaker community of Haddonfield in Southern New Jersey, I have degrees from Syracuse University and City College of New York. I met my future wife, Meredith Sayles, while we were both studying in Florence, Italy. We later married in Tehran, Iran where we were teaching with the US Peace Corps. For a decade we worked in Brussels, Belgium and traveled extensively throughout Europe. My initial interest in food history was sparked while teaching fifth grade at the International School of Brussels when I started The Potato Museum with my students. Now Meredith and I have created “The Food Museum Online” http://www.foodmuseum.com and “The Global Food Heritage Project.” Visit EATS Publishing for more information on my food-related books. "Food Heritage Matters: Preserving Personal, Local, Global Histories and Sites," 2015 "Eats Pinellas: Food History and Heritage Sites Tour," 2015 "Eats Haddonfield: a tour of food heritage sites," 2014 "Gastronomie: Food Museums and Heritage Sites of France," 2005, Bunker Hill Publishing, co-authored with, but really written by Meredith Sayles Hughes.

Product details

  • Paperback : 74 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1512029147
  • Item Weight : 3.84 ounces
  • ISBN-10 : 1512029149
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.17 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (May 6, 2015)
  • Language: : English

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