The Museum of Food and Drink in Brooklyn is the city’s first museum dedicated to exploring the importance of food. There popular exhibit, Chow, reopens today!
The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) explores some hot topics through the medium of food. Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant is one of the expositions that does just that. According to the museum website, Chow, “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.”
The show is meant to be immersive. Step back in time beginning in 1910 and take a glimpse at the typical menu of the time and how it’s changed over the years. The artful display of artifacts shows the evolution of the cuisine decade by decade.
You can also sample some delicious food from some of the country’s best chefs. This month will feature Chef Chris Cheung and his Beef Chow Fun.
MOFAD will also be collecting messages of goodwill from people around the world, and putting them into their fortune cookie machine. Crack open a freshly baked fortune cookie to reveal your fortune written by a stranger.
Featured image: mofad.org