“Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture”
Upper West Side
Until Sun Aug 11 2013
Photograph: Courtesy AMNH\D. Finnin
Our Global Kitchen
Time Out says
Posted: Mon Aug 20 2012
The American Museum of Natural History investigates human nutrition at this wide-ranging showcase: Displays look at early diet staples and the history of agriculture, as well as current environmental, health and safety concerns relating to the food industry. While parts of the exhibit aren’t particularly appetizing—challenges of feeding the global population are more sobering—it’ll still satisfy your culinary curiosity. Visitors can sample seasonal treats, view images and artifacts of sustenance through the ages (including a Han Dynasty miniature pottery stove) and discover how to grow food year-round (yes, even in a sub-400-square-foot apartment).