Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, September 7, 2013 – December 1, 2013

“For decades, a self-admittedly “quirky obsession” has compelled well-known and beloved food writer Kathleen Thompson Hill to seek out and comb through the back roads of California amassing a unique, one-of-a-kind collection of tools and Ephemera from our kitchens. Individually and collectively, the collection pays homage and respect to the evolution of design, beauty and utility of each and every gadget used to create masterpieces of culinary delight.”

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art is located one half block from Sonoma’s historic Town Plaza: 551 Broadway, Sonoma CA

Wednesdays through Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm

SVMA Members: FREE
General Admission: $5
Family Admission: $8
Students 18 and under: FREE

Every Wednesday FREE for all visitors.

Past appearances:

September 14, 2012:

Opening reception of Kathleen Hill Culinary Collection Dairy & Egg Exhibit at Sonoma League for Historic Preservation’s Maysonnave House, 574 First Street East, Sonoma. 5 to 7 p.m. Free.

September 27, 2012:

Retro Foods Class at Ramekins Culinary School featuring Jackie Kennedy Onassis’ Fish Chowder, Jolie Gabor’s Paprika Chicken, Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes, Lucille Ball’s Sunday Night Rice, and Hillary Clinton’s famous Chocolate Chip Cookies. $85. Book your space at

September 14, 2011:

Whole Foods Sonoma 2p.m. to 4 p.m.

September 17, 2011:

Tour of Sonoma Valley’s carnicerias (Mexican butcher shops, groceries and bakeries), sponsored by Slow Food Sonoma Valley. Second tour added by popular demand.

September 20, 2011:

Late Summer Farm Forum panelist, sponsored by Clark Wolf and Marcy Smothers, at Estate Restaurant, Sonoma. 5 to 7 p.m.

October 12, 2011:

Creekside Garden Club on Sonoma School Garden Project.

October 14, 2011:

Presentation on Kitchen Utensils, Our Culture, Our Kitchens Through History, Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club
October 26, 2011:
Opening Party to launch exhibit of Kathleen Thompson Hill Culinary Collection at the Heritage Center-Maysonnave House, Sonoma League for Historic Preservation.
Thursday, December 8, 2011:
Williams-Sonoma, Corte Madera Village Shopping Center, California, 5 to 7 p.m. Cooking demo with old and new utensils, and history of kitchen untensils, old food pamphlets and old radio food commercials.
Friday, December 9, 2011:
Williams-Sonoma, Corte Madera Village Shopping Center, California, 1 to 3 p.m.  Old and new utensils at work, cooking demo, history of utensils being used, old food pamphlets and old food radio commercials.