We recently shared news of the Smithsonian’s exhibition on contemporary food culture. It turns out there are also two more major food exhibitions opening to the public this week.

“FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000″ at the National Museum of American History in D.C. just opened to the public and will run for two years. It takes a look at the major developments in food production and consumption—along with the contributions from new immigrants—that brought us to the current juncture wherein bottles of Tapatío, Sriracha, and Tabasco can rest side-by-side on the table.

Meanwhile, the American Museum of Natural History in New York City takes a deeper look at “the complex and intricate food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork,” in its exhibition “Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture.” The exhibition also just opened and will run through August 11, 2013.

[via Smithsonian Magazine; The New York Times]