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Our Global Kitchen: How We Interact With Food


Bob Bullock Museum
March 12 – July 24

The American Museum of Natural History brings food for thought to Austin with “Our Global Kitchen,” an interactive exhibition exploring the intersection of food and culture. This multimedia experience, which is sponsored by Austin’s own Whole Foods Market, challenges attendees to delve into the past, present and future of food and ponder its importance in our lives. “Our Global Kitchen” highlights global topics such as sustainability, tradition, health and the environment, and examines the questions about culture, identity,diversity and taste that define our collective culinary experience.

The exhibition, on view in the Herzstein Gallery at the Bob Bullock Museum from March 12 to July 24, explores six different ways people interact with food: transporting, growing, cooking, tasting, eating and celebrating. Visitors will go on a thought-provoking journey through interactive displays, multimedia and a diorama test kitchen. Visitors can cook a virtual meal, master the use of cooking utensils, see world artifacts, taste delicious treats and sneak peeks into the kitchens of famous figures.

This fresh exhibit gives a 360-degree look on how we shape food and how it shapes us. It is a full-flavored tour that will have everyone from the food connoisseur to novice chef digging right in.

Read more from the Food Issue | April 2016