Giorgio Rapicavoli, of Miami’s Eating House, and winner of Food Network’s “Chopped”
The Museum’s 1st annual Miami Eats: The Art and Science of How Miami Grows, Cooks, and Eats Food was a great success! Thanks to Museum staff, partners organizations, and over 60 volunteers, more than 700 visitors saw cooking demos, made their own sushi, painted pottery, learned about the farmland history of the Museum property, tried out fun hands-on demos (you may not know how much sugar is really in juice and soft drinks), and of course tried out lots of good stuff in taste tests in the Museum, and at food trucks outside. And thanks to the Museum’s offer of buy-one-get-one-free on Museum admission for those who brought in nonperishable foods, 13 huge bags of food also went to Camillus House for those less fortunate. Want to whet your appetite for next year? check out our Miami Eats photo gallery!
Chef Rapicavoli’s molecular gastronomy demo used liquid nitrogen to make Cuban puffed pastries
The Common Threads organization showed just how much sugar is really in juice and soft drinks
Visitors sample Chef Rapicavoli’s delicious Cuban puffed pastries
Learning the traditions of the Japanese Tea Ceremony with Susan Lee Chun
Common Threads led a workshop on learning how to make your own sushi
Whole Foods hosted a “smoothie tasting” and had kids cut “healthy meals” from magazines
Visitors painted pottery created on-site by the Museum’s James Herring, to design their own “healthy plates
Volunteers from Vizcaya shared stories of the farming history of the land on which the Museum now sits
Visitors tasted fruit & veggies and took home plants from Teena’s Pride farmer’s market
Visitors enjoyed burgers, seafood, and gelato from food trucks
Chef Karina Gonzalez from the Miami Culinary Institute made crab cakes for visitors to sample, while a “table cam” projected a close-up view of the demo. Chef Gonzalez has also appeared on the Food Network, on Pitchin’ In.
Photos by Anthony Jordon Jr.