We here at Eater are excited to announce the launch of MOFAD City, a multimedia collaboration with our non-profit partner the Museum of Food and Drink. MOFAD City is a series of eight guides, each focusing on a specific food culture in cities around the country.
First up: Guides to New York neighborhoods in three different boroughs. In Manhattan’s Chinatown, we focus on waves of immigration and their effect on cuisine in one of the country’s oldest ethnic neighborhoods. We look at Caribbean food culture in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and the Himalayan community’s culinary influence in Jackson Heights, Queens. Each guide has a video, a written narrative history, profiles on important dishes and restaurants that contribute to the culture, and an audio component with introductions narrated by restaurateur and host of The Chew Carla Hall.
We’ll cover more food communities and traditions in cities around the U.S. over the next few months (Vietnamese food culture in San Jose and Haitian food in Miami), and starting November 6, MOFAD will host an exhibition called CHOW: Making the Chinese American Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY. This project was done in collaboration with Vox Media's Storytelling Studio and made possible in with support from our brand partner, Infiniti.
Please take a look around, visit the restaurants if possible, and share your images of food in these neighborhoods using the hashtag #MOFADCity.
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