Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Meet us in East Harlem for a Juneteenth Celebration - Museum of Food

ABNY in Partnership with MOFAD & The Africa Center Presents
A Juneteenth Celebration
Friday, June 17 at 3:00 - 8:00 PM ET

The Plaza at The Africa Center at Aliko Dangote Hall 

1250 5th Avenue at 110th St, East Harlem NYC


Meet us in East Harlem to celebrate and support the vibrant, rich history, and strong tradition of African Americans though the first-of-its-kind exhibition celebrating the countless contributions of Black chefs, farmers, and food and drink producers who have laid the foundation for American food culture.


Shop with Harlem-based vendors and get a thank you gift from ABNY when you show us you spent over $50!


RSVP for free admission and a boxed lunch with Chef Lexis Gonzales.


Purchase tickets to African/American: Making the Nation's Table. Open until July 17, 2022, Thursday-Sunday 11am-6pm at The Africa Center at Aliko Dangote Hall, this long-awaited exhibition celebrates over 400 years of African American contributions to American cuisine.
African American contributions to our nation's culinary culture are foundational and ongoing. For over 400 years, African Americans have inspired our country's food through their skill, creativity, and entrepreneurship. Black foodways have shaped much of what we farm, what we cook, what we drink, and where we eat.
Bread and the Contours of Capitalism with Tunde Wey and Uzodinma Iweala
Thursday, June 23 12-1pm ET
Virtual (zoom)

Tune in for a virtual discussion with artist and chef Tunde Wey and CEO of The Africa Center Uzodinma Iweala, about the impact of geopolitics and racial capitalism on food production and consumption on the African continent.


Using food as an entry point, this conversation will explore the contours of capitalism and trade around the systemic economic subordination of Africa.


Tickets are free but registration is required in order to receive the zoom link.

A Taste of Marseille with Culinary Backstreets
Monday, July 11 12-1pm ET
Virtual (zoom)

Back by popular demand, join Culinary Backstreets for a virtual exploration of some of Marseille's most intriguing neighborhoods and their classic food shops and producers. 


Tickets include the option to purchase a "Taste of Marseille" box (USA & Canada only, shipped from Marseille to your door) which features local artisan products that represent Marseille's rich culinary heritage. Tickets with the box must be ordered by June 27th.

Now is the time.
When Nicole Taylor became the executive food editor at Thrillist in 2019, she was one of the few Black women to lead a mainstream food publication and the first in digital media. An Athens, Georgia, native living in Brooklyn, New York, her Up South Cookbook plays with classic Southern recipes.
Each week we share the story of an African 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 current exhibition, African/American: Making the Nation's Table.
Quilt block made digitally possible by Q Affect Photography LLC.
What We're Consuming
For the New York Times, building a Juneteenth menu for the 21st century, one recipe at a time, with this week's quilt block feature and MOFAD exhibition advisor Nicole Taylor.
From sourdough to inflation: Eater reminds us how the pandemic changed the way we eat.
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2022 James Beard Media Awards.
According to Grub Street, it is time to start hoarding sriracha again.

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