MOFAD — The Museum of Food & Drink
Dave Arnold, food-writer, inventor and founder of the Food Technology Department at the French Culinary Institute in NYC has teamed up with former lawyer Peter Kim to create a museum dedicated to the idea that history, science and the culture of food and drink need a home. Museum Trustees include Ben Leventhal, founder of Eater & Resy, the restaurant reservation app, and Patrick Martins, the Founder of Slow Food USA.
Started with a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $100,000., MOFAD opened a design studio and gallery space in 5,000 square feet in Williamsburg, Brooklyn just over a year ago. Short term goal: create food-centric exhibits and host an array of public programs including cooking classes, tastings, workshops, science demos and discussions. Long term goal: full scale museum to educate, inspire, connect, preserve, and create solutions to contemporary food issues.
Corporate sponsors include Infiniti, Brooklyn Brewery and Haagan-Dazs as well as an impressive roster of participating chefs.
Current exhibit: Chow: “Making the Chinese American Restaurant” celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American.
They have volunteers and there are many points of entry. A museum never tasted so good!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 6 PM
Tickets include unlimited fortune cookies and a complimentary tasting.
Adults (18+): $14
Reduced (students, seniors, low-income): $10
Youth (6–17): $7
Children (5 and under)
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Originally published at blog.newschoolofcooking.com.