Opening on November 6 is Chow: The Making of Chinese American Cuisine. Chow will celebrate the birth and evolution of Chinese American cuisine, tracing its incredible 170-year history and sparking conversation around immigration, cultural identity, and what it means to be American. And, in signature Museum of Food and Drink style, visitors will be able to explore, taste, touch, and smell.
Wall of 50,000: A 15-foot wall of suspended Chinese takeout boxes will showcase the cuisine’s widespread popularity. Each side of every box represents one of the approximately 50,000 Chinese American restaurants in the US.
Menu Time Travel: View hundreds of original menus dating back to the early 1900s. Trace the evolution of the cuisine over time, and view the beautiful, colorful artistry in these elaborate designs.
Fortune Cookie Machine: Take in the intoxicating aroma of freshly baked fortune cookies as you watch our mesmerizing Rube Goldberg-like fortune cookie machine in action. Enjoy as many freshly baked cookies as you’d like off the conveyor belt, still warm from the oven!
Wok Tastings: Taste for yourself the differences between Chinese American staples of yesteryear, and the present-day versions of those same dishes. You’ll experience how the cuisine changed in just a few transporting bites.
Visit their kickstarter page for full details: www.chow.mofad.org.