Feasts and Festivals

Feasts and Festivals was a photography exhibition and program series in partnership with SAVEUR presented by Roland Foods on show from November 6, 2017 through February 16, 2018. Featuring talks, demos, and special events, Feasts and Festivals examined food and drink’s central role in celebrations, ceremonies, and rituals across the globe.

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Feasts and Festivals debuted never-before-exhibited professional photographs of annual festivities, religious rituals, and special occasions from the SAVEUR archives. Photographers include Dave Yoder, Diana Markosian, and Marcus Nilsson, among others. The accompanying program series featured talks, demos, and special events with Jim Lahey, Ruth Reichl, Sri Rao, the Mexican Cultural Institute, League of Kitchens, and many more.

Feasts and Festivals will encourage thoughtful conversation around the many ways that food unites, but also distinguishes, communities. We are about to enter a season filled with cherished traditions at a time when the heated dialogue over identity, race, and immigration continues in the United States and beyond. That’s why I’m so excited to bring people together for Feasts and Festivals—a celebration of its own that explores themes of cultural identity, migration, and tradition through the lens of food,” said Peter Kim, MOFAD Executive Director.

“MOFAD and SAVEUR share a common interest in exploring the ways in which food and drink bring people together as well as a passion for exploring culinary traditions and rituals around the world,” added former SAVEUR Editor in Chief, Adam Sachs. “We’re excited to partner with MOFAD to bring stories and celebrations of food culture into an interactive, learning environment.”

Myanmar , Diana Markosian

Myanmar, Diana Markosian

 
In the gallery

In the gallery

MOFAD, Saveur, and opening night partners

MOFAD, Saveur, and opening night partners

France , Marcus Nilsson

France, Marcus Nilsson

 
In the gallery

In the gallery

What is your favorite special occasion food?

What is your favorite special occasion food?

Feasts and Festivals launch photos by Alexandra Tringali