The visionary behind the MOFAD project, Chef Dave Arnold, started the project as a kick-starter campaign and has since taken the idea of designing a series of rotating exhibitions, that provide an in-depth look at topics related to food history, to amazing heights.
The overall goal of the museum is to show how exciting it can be to learn about the culture, history, science, production, and commerce behind the world of food and drink.
Questions such as: How did the search for spices drive the age of exploration? What is the socioeconomic role of street food in cities? Where does soil come from? Why does it matter? What is the impact of coffee on world trade? Are all questions posed on the MOFAD website to make people think a little deeper about the way we view our food and drink habits.
These will then be answered during the various exhibitions with tastings, live demonstrations, and hands-on activities.These innovative exhibitions are hoped to bring to life the vital role of food in human culture.
Speaking about the museum Dave Arnold said, “When visitors come to MOFAD, they won’t just see and touch – they will smell and taste as well…our mission is to change the way people think about food and inspire day-to-day curiosity about what we eat and why,”
The museum also comes equipped with it’s own design studio labeled the ‘MOFAD Lab’, which is where some of the exhibition concepts will be created and showcased.
The current show entitled ‘Flavor: Making It and Faking It’, is currently on show until February 28, 2016 and takes visitors on a flavour journey that goes beyond conventional gastronomic exhibits to challenge our notions of food display.
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