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New York City has museums devoted to everything from fine art and film and tattoos to toys and the subway system. So what took it so long to establish an institution celebrating our greatest cultural achievement—food? Comprised of immersive, hands-on exhibits, Museum of Food and Drink is dedicated to advancing public understanding of the history, science, production, and commerce of comestibles. Program Director, Emma Boast, is the woman behind the curtain, having led research...
When it comes to museums, NYC sure isn’t lacking for much—we have unprecedented access to ancient and modern art, can get up close and personal with dinosaurs and neanderthals, and are able to examine the subterranean sanctum of the subway system, then blast off into outer space. And MOFAD—founded by author and culinary innovator, Dave Arnold — has long aimed to bring the exploration of food and drink into the mix, finally realizing its...
In addition to its famous art museums, New York City is home to a Troll Museum, a sex museum, a Girl Scout Museum, an elevator museum, a museum of Morbid Anatomy, and a museum housing all the animals of the Torah in taxidermy form, to name just a few of its weirder cultural institutions. But it lacks a museum devoted to that most universal of human interests: food.  That will change in October, when the Museum of Food and Drink opens its first permanent...