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August 22, 2017
Contact: Wendy Malloy
Museum of History & Industry PR
206 324 1126 Ext. 150

Final Days of Edible City: A Delicious Journey Exhibition at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry

August 22, 2017

Exhibition closes September 10, 2017

SEATTLE, WA – Don’t miss the last chance to experience Edible City: A Delicious Journey, an in-depth exhibit of Seattle’s eclectic and robust food culture exhibit at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI). 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 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 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.

“We’ve come to see that our city’s foods are both local and global, as exuberant as a public market and as intimate as a garden patch,” said Denn. “We’re 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 fairtrade 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 Seattle’s 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.

Up-to-date information about Edible City and related programming can be found in the MOHAI online calendar at, on Facebook or by calling (206) 324-1126. Be sure to share your Edible City culinary experience by posting a picture your favorite dish on social media using #edibleMOHAI and we’ll publish our favorites!


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

A Bite-Size History of Pike Place Market

August 26, 1 and 3 pm

$5 in addition to regular admission

Take an edible journey through the history of Pike Place Market in this 30 minute presentation. Important historical moments are paired with delicious samples of locally-produced food and tea. Deepen your knowledge of our beloved historic Market with flavors of our region’s all natural, high quality fare. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance ticket purchase is highly encouraged. Purchase tickets online at

The name Pike Place Market and the Public Market Center sign are trademarks owned by the Pike Place Market PDA and are used under license.

Apple Pressing at MOHAI

Saturday, September 9, 11 am – 3 pm


Roll up your sleeves and get ready to make apple cider. MOHAI, City Fruit, and Washington State University are celebrating fall with a community apple pressing. Stop by and learn about urban orchards, get tips on making cider at home, discover the science behind developing new varieties of apples, and get advice on crafting the perfect hard cider from the WSU Mount Vernon Cider School. Generous support provided by Pacifica Law Group.

Edible City Guided Tour

Available Monday-Friday, 10 am – 5 pm

$20 MOHAI members per tour/ $30 general public per tour

Limited to 20 guests / museum admission and pre-registration required

Hungry for history? Whether it’s farming at a local P-Patch plot or shopping at Uwajimaya, everyone has a special history with food. Gather a group of friends and spend 45-minutes on a guided tour of Edible City: A Delicious Journey, diving into the stories of the culinary culture, flavors, innovations, and people that have influenced the tastes of today. Details at

Please call (206) 324-1126 for more information about MOHAI exhibitions and programs, or visit the web site at for up-to-date scheduling and hours.

Location, Hours and Admission

MOHAI is located at 860 Terry Ave. in Seattle. Exhibit gallery hours are 10 a.m. to

5 p.m. daily. Admission is free on first Thursdays to MOHAI’s regular galleries and open until 8 p.m. (Edible City: A Delicious Journey is accessible at a special rate on first Thursdays of $12 for adults, $10 for student/senior/military). Admission to Edible City: A Delicious Journey is included with regular MOHAI admission of $19.95 for adults, $15.95 for seniors (62 and above); $13.95 for students and military (with ID); free for children 14 and under (when accompanied by an adult) and MOHAI members. As part of the Museums For All program, low-income families can visit MOHAI for a minimal fee of $2 per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. For more information, call (206) 324-1126.


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, or call (206) 324-1126. Facebook: Twitter: @MOHAI.

Image credits: Edible City: A Delicious Journey logo, courtesy of the Museum of History & Industry

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