The Museum of Food and Drink will feature a series of rotating exhibitions that provide an in-depth look at topics related to food history (how did the search for spices drive the age of exploration?), culture (what is the socioeconomic role of street food in cities?), science (where does soil come from, and why does it matter?), production (how is breakfast cereal made?), and commerce (what is the impact of coffee on world trade?). Through tastings, live demonstrations, and hands-on activities, these innovative exhibitions will bring to life the vital role of food in human culture.
In addition to world-class exhibitions, MOFAD will become a leader in food education, both within and without the museum's four walls. Traveling exhibits, in-school educational programming, and youth development opportunities will bring the museum into the community and ensure MOFAD stays true to its mission of providing accessible and relevant food education for all. The museum's varied in-house programs will reach a similarly broad audience. From lively debates on food politics to participatory cooking events and workshops on cutting-edge kitchen technology, a day at MOFAD will be a multifaceted educational experience that engages the senses, inspires curiosity, and encourages a deeper understanding of the many connections between food and the world around us.
Why isn't there a museum devoted to food at the same level of something that's like the Natural History Museum or the Smithsonian? If I want to learn about you, I'm going to go to your house and we'll break bread. We'll have dinner. Then I feel like I'll know who you are. And it's that idea that we can experience cultures through what we eat and how we eat and the history of how we eat. That (idea) needs a museum because you can't eat on TV. You can't read about food and have tasted it.
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The Museum of Food and Drink is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by a small but growing team of passionate, dedicated individuals. Your donation will help support MOFAD by allowing us to move forward with critical planning, research, and fundraising efforts necessary to launch the museum.