Edible City, the companion book to MOHAI's highly anticipated exhibit, written by two time James Beard Award winner and exhibit curator, Rebekah Denn. Through photos and narratives, Edible City journeys from the city’s early eating days up through the modern boom, introducing iconic figures and signature foods. It also includes several recipes that helped define the region, from the Dutch Baby invented by a local restaurateur to an irresistible shortcake using strawberries developed by Washington State University.
For nearly two centuries, Seattle has been a region whose culinary traditions, like its people, are distinguished by the confluence of cultures, the wise use of natural resources, and the willingness (and oftentimes necessity) to try something new.
Discover the secret history of the Pacific Northwest’s favorite foods: learn the origins of the Rainier cherry, 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.
Curated by two-time James Beard Award winner Rebekah Denn, Edible City will be a main course on the city’s cultural buffet.
Read more about the MOHAI exhibit HERE.
Rebekah Denn is joined in conversation with MOHAI Executive Director, Leonard Garfield.