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posted by Veronique Koch on 11 April 2013

Food, glorious food! Who doesn’t love to talk about food, learn about food, cook food and best of all eat food? The Miami Eats: The Art and Science of Food event  coming up on April 20th from 10 am to 5 pm at the Miami Science Museum is for everyone to discover the secrets about what we eat. The event is inspired by permanent exhibits to be housed in the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science under construction at Museum Park. We are so excited to be taking part.

There will be great activities throughout the day that celebrate how Miami eats and grows food:

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Are you a fan of Chopped? Celebrity chef and former Chopped winner Giorgio Rapicavoli (pictured left) of Eating House will be performing a cooking demonstration. He is also a Forbes 30 under 30.

Cooking classes sponsored by Chef Kat Duran and Common Threads, which is a great charity that was co-founded by celebrity chef (and former Oprah personal chef!) Art Smith that teach low-income children to cook wholesome and affordable meals.

Want a cool new way to grow your own food? There will be a DIY hydroponics class hosted by Hydrofarm, as well as a raffle for two great hydroponics kits to grow plants at home without soil, which is much more efficient.
 
Dabble in molecular gastronomy by making your own nitrogen ice cream courtesy of Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality &Tourism Management. Making ice cream without a freezer will be delicious and fun!

In true science museum style there will be demonstrations by Miami Science Museum staff and partners to show how food chemistry works.

There will be a special screening of the documentary film Fish Meat at 4 pm, about sustainable aquaculture. Now that over half of the fish we eat is farmed, farming fish as sustainably as possible is more important than ever.

A full list of the day’s activities can be found here.

There will be a lot of fun for the whole family. As if there wasn’t reason enough to go, you can bring two non-perishable food items per person to receive BUY ONE GET ONE FREE admission (limit two free admissions per transaction). Food donations will benefit Farm Share and the Chapman Partnership. Charity and savings together make a great incentive!

Ticket information and prices can be found here.

Photo credits MiaSci

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