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Museum display offers food for thought

How food impacts culture, shapes lives and affects the planet is the focus of the Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Silicon Valley Eats: A Taste for Innovation,” on display through Sept. 8.

Laid out in four sections, the exhibition covers: “The Valley of Heart’s Delight,” showcasing the orchards; “Conveniences in the Kitchen,” highlighting postwar changes; “Diversity of Cuisine,” celebrating the community’s restaurants; and “The Future of Food,” exploring today’s food movements and new food technologies.

A series of related programs is scheduled at the museum, unless otherwise noted, including:

• Apricot STEM Fair with hands-on activities, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 30

• Kids cooking classes, 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 6, 13, 20 and 27

• Slow-food cooking classes, 6-8 p.m. July 8, 16 and 24

• “Eating Your Values” panel discussion at the Los Altos main library, 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 15

• “Food for the Future” panel discussion at the Los Altos main library, 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 22

The Los Altos History Museum is located at 51 S. San Antonio Road. Admission is free.

For more information, visit losaltoshistory.org.

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