the food museum

exploring and celebrating food

Contact Us/About Us


The Brief Bio

Co-founders of The Potato Museum, a 501c3, and its offshoot, The FOOD Museum On-Line, Tom Hughes and Meredith Sayles Hughes are dedicated to discovering, exploring and promoting the world's foods, their histories, and relevance today. High on their list:  the establishment of a national museum dedicated to food, possibly on the Mall in Washington, DC. 

Their innovative book, "Gastronomie! Food Museums and Heritage Sites of France," was published by Bunker Hill in 2006. Meredith's newest book for Lerner Publishing is "Plants vs Meats: The Health, History and Ethics of What We Eat." Their most recent exhibition was "Spuds Unearthed," at the US Botanic Garden, Washington, DC, in 2010.

Yes, we have no bricks and mortar location for The FOOD Museum library and collections, and yes, we welcome initiatives to create a permanent home for them.

Contact us by phone at 505 401 8922, or feel free to email us using the form below.

A Food Fans Weighs In

"What a beautiful, functional and informative website! It's a pleasure to wander around it and check out all the interesting things. Thanks for being there!" FMW, Piermont, NY

We Do Programs

Interactive, multi-cultural, hands-on, proven programs for both children and adults, teacher workshops as well. The FOOD Museum delivers. For audiences large and small. Contact us to set something up.

Planet Potato

Chocolate, Chiles, Corn, and more: Foods of the Americas

Lunchtime Around the World

Spuds for the Science Fair 

Rice is Nice

Visit our founding sister site here.