MOFAD - Museum of Food and Drink

MOFAD - Museum of Food and Drink MOFAD is a new kind of museum that brings the world of food to life with exhibits you can taste, touch, and smell. MOFAD (Museum of Food and Drink) is a new kind of museum that brings the world of food to life with exhibits you can taste, touch, and smell.
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We inspire public curiosity about food, what it means, and how it connects with the world around us. Our goal to be the world’s premier food museum and a global educational resource that inspires generations of curious eaters of all ages and backgrounds. The museum currently operates MOFAD Lab, a 5,000-square-foot experimental space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant is currently on show through February 2018. **PLEASE NOTE: We will be closed for refurbishment February 19-April 12. MOFAD opens to the public on April 13!**

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Is this.... a sneak peek of our brand new MOFAD collection?! Just in time for the #holidays!We can't wait to share our n...
11/19/2020

Is this.... a sneak peek of our brand new MOFAD collection?! Just in time for the #holidays!

We can't wait to share our new #FoodIsCulture merch with you on November 27, 8am EST! MOFAD has a little bit of everything from beanies to totes, all celebrating food and culture!

Psst… Members get 10% off our collection and EARLY ACCESS on November 23, 8am EST! While you’re at it, gifting a membership is also a great holiday idea: https://www.mofad.org/membership 🎁

Esquire named Chef Omar Tate Chef of the Year! The chef explores the nuance and expanse of American Black identity throu...
11/19/2020
Omar Tate’s Honeysuckle pop-up project is revolution in a takeout box

Esquire named Chef Omar Tate Chef of the Year! The chef explores the nuance and expanse of American Black identity through poetry, food, and music + is working toward opening a hybrid community center.

The chef has brought his Honeysuckle pop-up dinners back to Philly, and is working to raise $100,000 to build a community center that focuses on black American foodways.

Esquire named Paola Velez Pastry Chef of the Year! Velez co-founded Bakers Against Racism, a global bake sale benefittin...
11/19/2020
Bakers Against Racism With Co-Founder Paola Velez — Cherry Bombe

Esquire named Paola Velez Pastry Chef of the Year! Velez co-founded Bakers Against Racism, a global bake sale benefitting Black Lives Matter.

The restaurant industry almost broke Pastry Chef Paola Velez during the early days of her career, but her passion, drive, and sense of self worth have won out time and time again. Over the past two weeks, Paola, on furlough from her job at Kith/Kin in Washington, D.C., has channeled her energy and o

In a tumultuous year, Esquire names rising stars in the industry, not only who are cooking up a storm, but those hungry ...
11/19/2020
Esquire's Best New Restaurants in America, 2020

In a tumultuous year, Esquire names rising stars in the industry, not only who are cooking up a storm, but those hungry for change.

This year's list is an expression of support—love, really—for the chefs and bartenders and servers and dishwashers and maître d’s who are fighting the fight every day.

On November 18, 1857, Rose Markwood Knox, the gelatin pioneer, was born. Rose and her husband developed the world’s firs...
11/18/2020
Gelatine Giant: In 1908 Rose Knox Became The Boss And Revolutionized A Company

On November 18, 1857, Rose Markwood Knox, the gelatin pioneer, was born. Rose and her husband developed the world’s first pre-granulated gelatin, eliminating the long difficult process of making gelatin at home.

“We are all ladies & gentlemen working together here and we’ll all come in through the front door.” - Rose Knox, on her 1st day helming the Knox Gelatine Co

"For thousands of years before colonization we found ways of cultivating crops on the continent with domesticated rice b...
11/18/2020
These 10 Black Farmers On Instagram Are Showing Us How To Reclaim and Grow Our Own Produce

"For thousands of years before colonization we found ways of cultivating crops on the continent with domesticated rice being used as early as 6000 BC."

Food for us, by us! Black people have always been connected to the land. For thousands of years before colonization we found ways of cultivating crops on the continent with domesticated rice being used as early as 6000 BC. However, in the United States Black farmers have lost significant land due to...

📢LAST CHANCE📢Experience a virtual tour of a peppercorn farm in Vietnam + a conversation on the spice trade with pepper f...
11/18/2020
Harvesting Flavor: How Your Favorite Spices Travel from Farm to Table — Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)

📢LAST CHANCE📢

Experience a virtual tour of a peppercorn farm in Vietnam + a conversation on the spice trade with pepper farmers Võ Ngọc Dũng and Thành Không Trắng, and Ethan Frisch, co-founder of Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Spices.

We'll see you tomorrow, Thursday, November 19, at 8pm ET, via Zoom.

Join Burlap & Barrel cofounder Ethan Frisch and Vietnamese pepper farmers Võ Ngọc Dũng and Thành Không Trắng for a conversation and tour of their pepper farm in central Vietnam. They'll discuss spice agriculture, spice sourcing, and the new model for the better spice trad

Ethan Frisch, co-founder of Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Spices, breathes transparency into the spice trade.Catch him v...
11/17/2020
The Spice Sommelier Fighting for Fairness

Ethan Frisch, co-founder of Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Spices, breathes transparency into the spice trade.

Catch him virtually this Thursday, November 19, for a conversation + virtual tour of a Vietnamese peppercorn farm! RSVP: bit.ly/HFLVRTix 🌶

Burlap & Barrel cofounder Ethan Frische wants to build a better spice trade. Here's how he helped establish the company, and a few of his favorite spices to order now.

Each week we share the story of an American culinary hero from our Legacy Quilt, telling the often overlooked history of...
11/17/2020

Each week we share the story of an American culinary hero from our Legacy Quilt, telling the often overlooked history of the countless Black farmers, chefs, food and drink producers, who have laid the foundation for American food culture.

The Quilt is part of our upcoming exhibition, "African/American: Making the Nation's Table."

This week's featured quilt block is Korsha Wilson. Wilson is a New Jersey writer who interviews leaders in the food world with an interest in how African American food stories have been shaped. A CIA graduate and host of the A Hungry Society podcast, her work is published in the New York Times, Saveur, Bon Appétit, and Eater.

Wilson's essay "A Critic for All Seasons" on restaurant criticism was included in The Best American Food Writing 2020 anthology.

"We All Scream" by journalist Charlotte Druckman is in the anthology The Best American Food Writing of 2020. Hear Druckm...
11/16/2020
Is the $10 Pint of Ice Cream Worth It?

"We All Scream" by journalist Charlotte Druckman is in the anthology The Best American Food Writing of 2020.

Hear Druckman speak about the future of food media, join us on 11/18 8pm EST on ZOOM!

RSVP here: bit.ly/TBAFW2020 📚

From Jeni’s Splendid to Van Leeuwen, from ooey gooey buttercake to supermoon, ice cream has maybe never been so amazing — or so expensive

Black Food Folks are awarding $5,000 grants to 10 different Black people who work in food, from those who are feeding th...
11/16/2020
Black Food Folks Announces $5,000 Grant Program

Black Food Folks are awarding $5,000 grants to 10 different Black people who work in food, from those who are feeding the hungry to aquaponic farmers to podcasters.

The recipients include Yemi Amu of Oko Farms, the chef Omar Tate’s Honeysuckle Project, and eight more.

On November 15, 1849, the first poultry show in the U.S. was held in Boston, Massachusetts: 1,423 birds were exhibited b...
11/15/2020
Poultry Pride Came to the Boston Garden in 1849 - New England Historical Society

On November 15, 1849, the first poultry show in the U.S. was held in Boston, Massachusetts: 1,423 birds were exhibited by 219 exhibitors.

Dr. John C. Bennett, a controversial Mormon and advocate for tomatoes, launched the first poultry show in America in 1849. 10,000 people turned out in Boston for the event. Exhibitors included Daniel Webster, and it launched a tradition of poultry shows that is alive and well today.

📢LAST WEEKEND for tickets with Indigenous Ingredient Box for our Reclamation Feast📢Join us this #Thanksgiving season for...
11/15/2020

📢LAST WEEKEND for tickets with Indigenous Ingredient Box for our Reclamation Feast📢

Join us this #Thanksgiving season for a convo + cooking demo about reclaiming Native American foodways with Native Chef Crystal Wahpepah of Wahpepah's Kitchen, food sovereignty activists Sovereign EarthWorks, and others, on 11/23 8pm ET, via Zoom.

RSVP + order ingridient box before 11/16: bit.ly/ReclamationFeast

"A Real Hot Mess" by essayist and historian Dr. Cynthia Greenlee is in the anthology The Best American Food Writing of 2...
11/14/2020
A Real Hot Mess: How Grits Got Weaponized Against Cheating Men

"A Real Hot Mess" by essayist and historian Dr. Cynthia Greenlee is in the anthology The Best American Food Writing of 2020.

Hear Dr. Greenlee Speak about the future of food media along with the editors and other contributers of TBAF2020 on 11/18 8pm EST on ZOOM!

RSVP here: bit.ly/TBAFW2020 📚

Understanding the Black women who seized a common pantry item—and, with it, power.

On November 14, 1865, Prosper Montagne was born. Montagne was one of the great French chefs of all time. He is mainly re...
11/14/2020
How Do You Spell Food? L-a-r-o-u-s-s-e (Published 1988)

On November 14, 1865, Prosper Montagne was born. Montagne was one of the great French chefs of all time. He is mainly remembered as the creator of ‘Larousse Gastronomique’ (1938), a comprehensive encyclopedia of French #gastronomy.

AdvertisementContinue reading the main storySupported byContinue reading the main storyHow Do You Spell Food? L-a-r-o-u-s-s-eBy Florence FabricantSept. 14, 1988Credit...The New York Times ArchivesSee the article in its original context from September 14, 1988, Section C, Page 18Buy ReprintsView on t...

🚨LAST WEEKEND for tickets with Native Food Box from Intertribal Ag Council🚨Join us 11/24, 7pm EST for a virtual screenin...
11/14/2020
GATHER: The Fight to Revitalize our Native Foodways: A film screening and conversation — Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)

🚨LAST WEEKEND for tickets with Native Food Box from Intertribal Ag Council🚨

Join us 11/24, 7pm EST for a virtual screening of GATHER, a film on the Indigenous food movement.

The screening is followed by a conversation moderated by Executive Editor of Bon Appetit, Sonia Chopra, with the film’s director, Sanjay Rawal, and Linda Black Elk, an ethnobotanist specializing in traditional foods and medicines of the Great Plains.

MOFAD is thrilled to present a virtual screening of the new film, GATHER, an intimate and timely portrait of the growing movement among Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty. Join us on November 24th at 4pm PST/ 7pm EST for a screen

How does food media become more equitable and move forward in the wake of the pandemic and #BlackLivesMatter?Join us for...
11/13/2020
BEYOND THE PLATE: THE BEST AMERICAN FOOD WRITING 2020 — Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)

How does food media become more equitable and move forward in the wake of the pandemic and #BlackLivesMatter?

Join us for a virtual panel discussing The Best
American Food Writing of 2020 and the future of food media with editors and contributing writers on 11/18, at 8pm on Zoom.

Join acclaimed writers J. Kenji López-Alt, Dr. Cynthia Greenlee, Charlotte Druckman, and Silvia Killingsworth for a panel conversation with MOFAD on the current state and future of food writing in America. They will discuss how journalism has been impacted in the face of major events this year, inc...

The Indigenous Seed Growers Network sprouted from the pandemic, and is quickly evolving to help communities secure their...
11/12/2020
A New Native Seed Cooperative Aims to Rebuild Indigenous Foodways | Civil Eats

The Indigenous Seed Growers Network sprouted from the pandemic, and is quickly evolving to help communities secure their own food systems for generations to come.

The Indigenous Seed Growers Network sprouted from the pandemic, and is quickly evolving to help communities secure their own food systems for generations to come.

Join us for a virtual screening of GATHER, a film on the Indigenous food movement + a conversation. Receive a box of ass...
11/12/2020

Join us for a virtual screening of GATHER, a film on the Indigenous food movement + a conversation.

Receive a box of assorted Native foods delivered to your door with tickets purchased by 11/16 from Intertribal Agriculture Council. We'll see you on November 24th at 4pm PST/ 7pm EST

RSVP now: https://bit.ly/GatherTix 🌽

Each week we share the story of an American culinary hero from our Legacy Quilt, telling the often overlooked history of...
11/11/2020

Each week we share the story of an American culinary hero from our Legacy Quilt, telling the often overlooked history of the countless Black farmers, chefs, food and drink producers, who have laid the foundation for American food culture.

The Quilt is part of our upcoming exhibition, "African/American: Making the Nation's Table."

This week's featured quilt block is the Greensboro Four. Blair, McCain, McNeil, and Richmond were students at North Carolina's Agricultural and Technical College when they conducted a sit-in at a whites-only Greensboro Woolworth's lunch counter in 1960. Their bravery launched the sit-in movement that challenged Jim Crow laws.

Stay informed about our upcoming exhibit and its opening—sign up for our newsletter: bit.ly/MOFADnews

"Whether they were cooking to contribute to a building fund or host a family reunion, these women used what was availabl...
11/10/2020
Respect for "The Plate Economy"

"Whether they were cooking to contribute to a building fund or host a family reunion, these women used what was available—food—as their own form of economic development."

Black cottage food producers are America’s unsung culinarians. Mrs. Hines lived in the house behind ours. She, like any number of black women who migra...

How can regenerative agriculture create an equitable spice trade?Join Vietnamese pepper farmers and activists Võ Ngọc Dũ...
11/10/2020

How can regenerative agriculture create an equitable spice trade?

Join Vietnamese pepper farmers and activists Võ Ngọc Dũng and Thành Không Trắng + founder of Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Spices for a conversation about spice sourcing and a virtual tour of their pepper farm in central Vietnam!

We'll see you on Zoom, 11/19 at 8pm ET!
RSVP: bit.ly/HFLVRTix 🌶

On November 9, 1801, Gail Borden was born. He invented the process for making condensed milk, and founded of New York Co...
11/09/2020
Like Condensed Milk? Try the ‘Meat Biscuit’

On November 9, 1801, Gail Borden was born. He invented the process for making condensed milk, and founded of New York Condensed Milk Co. (later renamed Borden Co). He also invented the "meat biscuit," but the product never took off. #history

The meat biscuit was a practical idea but Gail Borden, also the inventor of condensed milk, never made it work

📢TOMORROW📢Black folks have laid down the culinary identityof America, but often are not recognized for theircontribution...
11/09/2020
The Rise: A Conversation about Black Women, Food, and Legacy with Marcus Samuelsson, Osayi Endolyn, and Therese Nelson — Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)

📢TOMORROW📢

Black folks have laid down the culinary identity
of America, but often are not recognized for their
contributions.

Join us‬ for a celebration of Black culinary
history and the legacies of Leah Chase and Edna
Lewis.

Join Marcus Samuelsson, Osayi Endolyn, and Therese Nelson for a special conversation with MOFAD around the legacies of culinary icons Leah Chase and Edna Lewis. They will discuss how these women have inspired their own culinary journeys, along with the themes found in Marcus and Osayi's co-authored

Happy Fried Chicken Sandwich Day! While the Chick-Fil-A and KFC empires have flourished, Black culinary contributions ha...
11/09/2020
[Hungry for History] Chick-Fil-A Didn’t Create the Fried Chicken Sandwich • EBONY

Happy Fried Chicken Sandwich Day!

While the Chick-Fil-A and KFC empires have flourished, Black culinary contributions have been overlooked and often ignored for decades.

Chick-Fil-A vs. Popeye’s? The Internet will decide. In the meantime, we are revisiting this “Hungry for History” article about the “humble” chicken sandwich.

Some suggest that on November 8, 1789, Elijah Craig distilled the first bourbon whiskey from corn, in Bourbon County, Ke...
11/08/2020
The True Story of Elijah Craig - Whisky Advocate

Some suggest that on November 8, 1789, Elijah Craig distilled the first bourbon whiskey from corn, in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

However, there is evidence that many other early settlers were distilling whiskey at the time. #history

The bottle’s label says he was “the father of bourbon”—but is that true?

“It’s not just about farming. There is a legacy in land ownership. It’s a continuation of generational wealth building.”
11/08/2020
Detroit Black Farmers Land Fund selects 30 farmers for cash grants to buy land | Planet Detroit

“It’s not just about farming. There is a legacy in land ownership. It’s a continuation of generational wealth building.”

Reading Time: 3 minutes Brenda Sharpe of Detroit has had a personal garden for years, but for the last two she has grown a community garden on lots adjacent to her westside home with hopes of expanding into an urban farm. Red tape with the city has delayed her from moving forward with that aspiratio...

The celebrated Oakland chef was the first Native contestant to appear on the Food Network's Chopped.Join the Indigenous ...
11/08/2020
Crystal Wahpepah is clearing a path for Indigenous chefs

The celebrated Oakland chef was the first Native contestant to appear on the Food Network's Chopped.

Join the Indigenous Chef of Wahpepah's Kitchen for a Reclamation Feast this #Thanksgiving season: bit.ly/ReclamationFeast 🌽

The Oakland chef and community activist is the first Native American woman to own a catering business in California.

Chef Marcus Samuelsson writes Black people into U.S. food history in his new book, "The Rise."Join the chef, writer Osay...
11/07/2020
Marcus Samuelsson: Erasing Black Culinary History Ignores 'The Soul Of American Food'

Chef Marcus Samuelsson writes Black people into U.S. food history in his new book, "The Rise."

Join the chef, writer Osayi Endolyn, and Therese Nelson of Black Culinary History for a celebration of Black excellence in the culinary world.


On Zoom 11/10, 7.30PM ET, buy the book with your ticket: https://bit.ly/TheRiseTix ✊🏿

"We've been programmed to say great stuff comes from Europe and not from Africa," Samuelsson says. The chef's new book, The Rise, is a celebration of Black excellence in the culinary world.

Did you know The Pillsbury Doughboy has a name, "Poppin’ Fresh"? He was born on November 7, 1965,  when he made his debu...
11/07/2020
Our Beloved Doughboy: Poppin’ Fresh

Did you know The Pillsbury Doughboy has a name, "Poppin’ Fresh"?

He was born on November 7, 1965, when he made his debut in a commercial for crescent rolls. #TodayInHistory

A well-known local figure has modestly enjoyed his fame for over 50 years with a grin and a giggle. Though he may be small, the Pillsbury Doughboy has become larger than life. The beloved brand icon has appeared in

HISTORIC: For the past 60 years, state law — like federal law — has exempted farmworkers from classes of workers who are...
11/06/2020
Washington Supreme Court: Farmworkers to get overtime pay

HISTORIC: For the past 60 years, state law — like federal law — has exempted farmworkers from classes of workers who are entitled to overtime pay, but in a 5-4 ruling the court found that unconstitutional.

SEATTLE (AP) — A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday the state’s dairy workers are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week, a decision expected to apply to the...

Do you work in the restaurant industry? Join RAISE Restaurants for two FREE workshops on implicit bias and begin to addr...
11/06/2020

Do you work in the restaurant industry?

Join RAISE Restaurants for two FREE workshops on implicit bias and begin to address ways to dismantle institutional racism within the industry.

The sessions are on Nov. 11 and Nov. 16.

RSVP:
1) bit.ly/roadtoequity1111
2) bit.ly/roadtoequity1116

Join Women, Food and Agriculture Network for their 2020 WFAN Annual Conference "Cultivating (Bio)diversity: Seeding Our ...
11/05/2020
2020 WFAN Annual Conference — Women, Food and Agriculture Network

Join Women, Food and Agriculture Network for their 2020 WFAN Annual Conference "Cultivating (Bio)diversity: Seeding Our stories, Growing Our power" November 6 and 7.

WFAN will host our virtual 2020 conference on the web platform, Whova. Conference participants will gather in a space designed to foster connection and community. We are excited to offer seventeen different workshops, affinity groups, a movie night, yoga sessions, and more! Please join us in this ti...

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It might be good for someone at MOFAD to address peoples’ concerns about the tickets, and respond. It looks like there is an arrow at the bottom of the page you can click that takes you past the high priced tickets, but this is not clear and many people think the tickets cost a minimum of $750.00.
Coming to MOFAD during the planned MTA weekend work on the L (Feb-Mar 2019)? Take the J-M-Z to Marcy Av and hop on the free shuttle bus to Union and Metropolitan Av (one block from Lorimer St)
Menus, wine labels, and even food (dating to the 19th century) are part of the extensive and extraordinary collection of culinary items found at Hotel de Paris Museum.
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Would love for u guys to meet my Dad when he comes to the Exhibit. My father is Dewey Wong with my mother Jane Wong opened one of the first high end Chinese restaurants in Manhattan in 1969 right at 206 East 58thst (betw 2nd and 3rd ave right by Bloomingdales). They both came from Ruby Foos and Aunt Vinny’s and brought the Chinese food restaurant concept of finer dining with tables clothes, maitre ds and fine wine and Champagne to what fine Upper Eastsiders and the world knows. From Celebrities to Heads of state, they were a dining and social destination for close to 30 years. We would love to assist in the addendum exhibit to the way Chinese cuisine became a part of the tie between the acceptance of Chinese culture and what we know as American/Chinese cuisine accepted in America. I have many photos of the “Americana” (pre-paparazzi) that came to Dewey Wong’s Restaurant that I would happy to Pm you. I am their son. Feel free to PM me. Those that know knew of the Legend of Dewey Wong’s restaurant.