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Monday, March 16 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Making the Museum of Food and Drink

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The American food movement is composed of two camps: food as entertainment and food as politics. However, these two sides of the table rarely talk to each other. To bridge this gap and build a healthier food culture, we need to make food education both fun and inclusive. In this session, the founders of the Museum of Food and Drink will describe our idea for an innovative, interactive, immersive museum with exhibits you can eat. We'll explore how a food museum can guide us to a better future: by understanding food's connections with history, culture, science, and technology, we can understand not only what we eat, but also *why* we eat and how our food choices impact the world. We'll also describe some exhibition ideas (like "Ready To Eat: The Story of Breakfast Cereal" and "Food on the Battlefield") and how these ideas relate to our educational goals. Of course, we'll also ask the audience what they'd like to see in a food museum, because what is a museum, if not a public resource?


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Dave Arnold

Founder, Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)
Dave is the visionary behind the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD). Widely considered a thought leader in the culinary world, Dave created and directed the Department of Culinary Technology at the French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center) - at the time, no such department existed in the country. He has been described as being on the culinary education "vanguard' with "tremendous influence" on CNN's The Next List, and has... Read More →
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Eliza Barclay

Reporter/Editor, NPR
Eliza Barclay is a reporter and editor of NPR's James Beard Award-winning food blog, The Salt. Before landing at NPR’s science desk, she covered the environment, immigration, economic development, and international politics. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, FORTUNE, National Geographic News, The Lancet and several other publications. She holds a B.S. from the University of... Read More →
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Emma Boast

Program Director, Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)
Emma has a wide array of experience as a writer, cultural historian, and educator. Prior to joining the Museum of Food and Drink, she worked and traveled extensively in Japan, where she became enamored of the cuisine of mountainous Nagano prefecture. She has also worked with food writer Melissa Clark, tested recipes and researched culinary history at Saveur, taught cooking classes in a New York City public school, and worked as a gardener at a... Read More →
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Peter Kim

Peter is leading a team to launch the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD), the world's first large-scale food museum with exhibits you can eat. He envisions creating a global center for education that shows people how exciting it is to learn and care about food. MOFAD and Peter have been widely featured in media outlets including The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, CNN, NPR, and Bloomberg TV.

Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Driskill Hotel Driskill Ballroom, 604 Brazos St., Austin, TX