The Our Global Kitchen Exhibit

Melina Hammer

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The American Museum of Natural History’s current exhibit Our Global Kitchen is a fascinating and expansive look at the world’s relationship with food. Melina Hammer was lucky enough to get a preview of the exhibit, running now through August 11, 2013, and she shared her thoughts (and a lot of really great photos) from her visit.

A couple weeks ago The American Museum of Natural History sent me a press preview invitation for their new exhibit, now open to the public, called Our Global Kitchen. With my fingers on the pulse of food in one way or another these days (i.e. all over the place, which I just l-o-v-e), I knew this should not be missed. It did not disappoint.

Our Global Kitchen is one of the most information-dense exhibits I have visited, filled with details on historical kitchens both simple and grand; ancient growing and eating practices; meals from around the world (and different époques); various solutions to the very real and worsening issue of food scarcity; alternating food demonstrations, and more. Generally, everything food.

Since we all eat and have a gazillion relationships to food, I thought it relevant to share and encourage you to find out more for yourselves. Go see Our Global Kitchen and bring your friends, your family, so you can chew over the layers, together.

Click here to read the rest of the articles and see more photos from the exhibit at Licking the Plate!

This article originally appeared on Licking the Plate. It is partially posted here with permission from the author.

Are you anywhere near the NYC area? Go see the exhibit Our Global Kitchen at the American Museum of Natural History!

Photo Credit: Melina Hammer