Just in time for the marathon eating season to begin, Cooper-Hewitt’s exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table is open at the Winterthur, a fantastic museum of decorative arts located in Delaware’s Brandywine Valley. The Winterthur is a curator’s dream destination, with its astonishing collection of historic objects and its richly stocked research library. The Winterthur is also a great place to visit with family and friends, and many great events are planned during Feeding Desire, including a Study Day with Cooper-Hewitt’s very own Sarah Coffin, the lead curator of Feeding Desire. If you’d rather sip, slurp, or simmer than study, check out other special events including a coffee tasting on December 4 or or a lesson on how to cook snapper soup on December 9 (bring a spoon). Feeding Desire is on view at the Winterthur through February 1, 2009.