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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2017
Contact: Wendy Malloy
Museum of History & Industry PR
media@mohai.org
206 324 1126 Ext. 150

MOHAI Celebrates the Culture of Food with Edible City Month in April

April 1, 2017

Seattle, WA–Seattle Mayor Ed Murray joined the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) and the region’s top restaurants, chefs and organizations including Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Duke’s Chowder House, Pagliacci Pizza, Kathy Casey Food Studios and more proclaiming April as Edible City Month. Inspired by the museum’s Edible City: A Delicious Journey exhibit, Edible City Month salutes Seattle’s innovative urban palate.

Unique culinary events and programs will take place across the city April 1-30, including book signings, a live broadcast of KIRO radio’s Seattle Kitchen with Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau, a food science fair, and more. In addition, diners are invited to collect receipts from participating restaurants and establishments to unlock special museum pricing to see Edible City: A Delicious Journey.

Shaped by the Pacific Northwest’s passion for food and culture, Seattle has become one of the country’s top places to eat and innovate. Edible City Month is a city-wide celebration highlighting Seattle’s passion for food.

Throughout the month of April, dine and explore the greater Seattle area:

  • Visit any one of the participating restaurant partners (list available soon) and save the receipt for $2 off admission to MOHAI’s Edible City exhibit (just a reminder that children 14 and under are admitted free).
  • Visit any six participating restaurant partners for one complimentary adult admission to MOHAI’s Edible City
  • MOHAI members may receive special pricing at participating restaurants.

Valid receipts must be from a partner listed on the MOHAI interactive map available soon at mohai.org.

Organized by MOHAI, Edible City 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 Seattle’s 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 city’s first sushi bar, and debate Seattle’s signature dishes. Displays include items close to the city’s heart and histories, from Seattle’s first espresso cart to the tools of the former Sagamiya bakery.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS RELATED TO EDIBLE CITY MONTH:

(Details are subject to change, and additional programs and events may be added. Please check the website for updated information).

Edible City Book Community Tour

Free

Join James Beard award-winning author and curator Rebekah Denn in a lively conversation with MOHAI’s executive director, Leonard Garfield, as they share “behind-the-scenes” insight about the curation of MOHAI’s Edible City exhibit. In addition, Denn will sign copies of the exhibit’s companion book, Edible City. Written by Denn, Edible City unveils the complex and progressive narrative of how Seattle’s vibrant food scene went from its first restaurant to what it is today.

Upcoming Book Signings:

April 11: University Book Store, U District; 7–8 pm

April 25: 6:30–8 pm, with special guest and baking demonstration by Chef Leslie Mackie,

Macrina Bakery & Cafe

April 26: Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park; 7–8 pm

Edible City Science Fair

Saturday, April 22, 10 am – 4 pm

Free for members; included with museum admission

Celebrate Earth Day at MOHAI by investigating the science behind food, farming, and sustainability. Enjoy hands-on displays, demonstrations, as well as activities with community groups and organizations from across Washington State. Discover some of the latest innovations in food science! The science fair is open to visitors (and exhibitors!) of all ages.

Seattle Kitchen Live at MOHAI

Thursday, April 13, 7 pm

MOHAI

Cost: $15 MOHAI members / $20 public

Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau, two esteemed Seattle chefs, bring their long-running Seattle Kitchen radio show to MOHAI. See their conversation in action, as they discuss, argue, and laugh about a broad range of topics connected to the city’s food scene. Please visit mohai.org for updated pricing information.

Edible City: A Delicious Journey exhibit 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, Mike Repass, Marylyn and Edward Gregory, Laird Norton Wealth Management, Mary Ann and John Mangels, Uwajimaya Inc., and Allrecipes.com. Media support provided by The Seattle Times, KUOW and KCTS 9. Promotional support provided by Visit Seattle.

About MOHAI

MOHAI is dedicated to enriching lives through preserving, sharing, and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region, and the nation. As the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington; the museum engages communities through interactive exhibits, online resources, and award-winning public and youth education programs.  For more information about MOHAI, please visit www.mohai.org or call (206) 324-1126.