Preview: MOFAD: The Culture of Corn with Oxomoco and TAMOA

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Date(s) - 08/01/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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MOFAD

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Cover image: Courtesy of MOFAD

What’s up? Join Chef Justin Bazdarich of Michelin-starred Oxomoco and Francisco Musi of TAMOA as they explore the rich history of corn and heritage seeds in Mexico.

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MOFAD frequently holds food events with experts including Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam © Lise for WhereNYC

Why you should go. Enjoy an interactive conversation followed by an informal reception with light bites provided by Oxomoco. It is said that corn has a long, wild, and diverse history, starting around 7,000 years ago in central Mexico. How did this once wild grass make its way from Mesoamerican staple crop to the heart of Mexican cultural and culinary identity? And how did the unique, native processing technique of nixtamalizatizing corn land in Michelin starred kitchens around the world?

What is MOFAD?

Carved out from an old garage, this museum lab devotes itself entirely to exploring food, drink and culture. MOFAD has hosted several inspiring after-hours events including: An evening of Polish vodkaChef Pierre Thiam on Senegalese CuisineFood writer Sarah LohmanMichael Twitty’s African Roots in Southern CuisineSpice Master Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boîte NYC, and Éric Ripert and Alex Guarnaschelli.

Useful tips:

  • RSVP ASAP before tickets sell out.
  • Attire? Casual works.
  • Bring I.D. 21+
  • Alone or with friends? Either or.
  • Business cards are always a plus.
  • Fancy a nightcap or bite to eat nearby? 
  1. KarczmaKarczma, 136 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
  2. Krolewskie Jadlo 694 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11222 – Polish, the most medieval-looking restaurant I’ve ever seen.
  3. No Name Bar 597 Manhattan Ave. New York, NY 11222 Chinese trendy, hipster popular.
  4. Pete’s Candystore 709 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, No longer an old-school candystore, but a creative bar with live music.
  5. Spritzenhaus, 33 Nassau Avenue, Greenpoint, great selection of beer, family friendly, good dogs and fries. I love this place.
  6. Tørst 615 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 Craft beers – yes this is Greenpoint!

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