Dont miss the last chance to experience Edible City: A Delicious Journey, an in-depth exhibition of Seattles eclectic and robust food culture exhibit at the Museum of History & Industry
. Closing September 10, this exhibit serves up the story of how Seattleites eat in their city and how urban palates have developed over the years.
Curated by two-time James Beard Award-winning food writer Rebekah Denn, Edible City uncovers the secret history of Seattles favorite foods. Learn the origins of the Rainier cherry, view the recipe that inspired the phenomenal Cinnabon, see treasures from the long history of Pike Place Market, get acquainted with the man behind the citys first sushi bar, and debate Seattles signature dishes. Displays include items close to the citys heart and histories, from Seattles first espresso cart to Table #1 at Canlis.
As our city has grown and evolved, so have our choices about what we eat and why. Though the faces have changed, there are common threads behind the people who provide our foods.
Weve come to see that our citys foods are both local and global, as exuberant as a public market and as intimate as a garden patch, said Denn. Were as contemporary as a vegan food truck and as timelessly elegant as a plate of vermouth poached prawns. From the view of Mount Rainier to the huckleberries foraged on its sunny slopes, from savory pho to sweet fair-trade chocolate, the food we eat is an integral part of the city we love.
Organized by MOHAI, the exhibit is accompanied by a companion book, Edible City. Written by Denn, Edible City unveils the complex and progressive narrative of how Seattles vibrant food scene went from its first restaurant to what it is today. The Edible City publication is supported by Laird Norton Wealth Management.
Edible City: A Delicious Journey is presented by The Boeing Company with generous support provided by Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center, PCC Natural Markets, The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, Tulalip Tribes, 4Culture, Uwajimaya Inc., All Recipes, Mike Repass, and Laird Norton Wealth Management. Media sponsors are The Seattle Times, KUOW and KCTS 9. The promotional partner is Visit Seattle.