2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Making the Museum of Food and Drink

Monday, March 16
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Driskill Hotel
Driskill Ballroom
604 Brazos St


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


Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)

Dave is the visionary behind 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 t...

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Eliza Barclay



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, ...

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Emma Boast

Program Dir

Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)

Emma has a wide array of experience as a writer, cultural historian, and educator. Prior to joining MOFAD, she worked and traveled extensively in Japan, where she became enamored of the cuisine of ...

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Peter Kim

Exec Dir

Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)

Prior to joining MOFAD, Peter served as counsel to the organization as an attorney at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. As a Peace Corps volunteer, he founded and directed a rural arts-based public health ...

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