Exhibition Our Global Kitchen now on view

This re-creation of an Aztec Marketplace from 1519 displays the typical food items on sale and provides an explanation of how cacao beans were used to buy goods.

This re-creation of an Aztec Marketplace from 1519 displays the typical food items on sale and provides an explanation of how cacao beans were used to buy goods.

 

The special exhibition Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture – on view at the Bullock Museum now through July 24, 2016 – explores the complex systems that bring food from farm to fork. View rare artifacts, such as a Sumerian grain weight, a Pre-Columbian ceramic dog from Mexico, and a Moroccan mortar and pestle, among others. Explore a Vietnamese rice paddy field, a French oyster farm, and discover how maize farms in the U.S. differ from those in Kenya.

 

Travel back to Tenochtitlan in 1519 and experience an ancient Aztec market place. Cook virtual dishes from around the world, and learn about the science behind various cooking methods. Learn what scientists discovered about the last meal eaten by a 5,000-year-old mummified human and peek into the dining rooms of famous people, such as the Mongolian ruler Kublai Khan and British author Jane Austen.

 

Discover the Whole Foods Market Tasting Kitchen, offering live demonstrations and samplings on select Saturdays. Upcoming Tasting Kitchen events will feature fresh food experts from Daily Greens on May 21, Hat Creek Provisions on June 4, Whole Food Market on June 11, Confituras on June 25, Delysia Chocolatier on July 2, Cuvée Coffee on July 9, and Skull & Cakebones on July 16. Whole Foods Market Tasting Kitchen events are free with admission to the Our Global Kitchen exhibition. For a full list of programs, visit the Museum’s calendar page.

 

Our Global Kitchen education programs and Tasting Kitchen sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Support for the Bullock Museum’s exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation. Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture is organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York.