You Are What You Eat
Food is the fuel that keeps us alive. Food can also connect us to local landscapes and to the wider world – both to the places where the food comes from and to the cultural traditions that sustain us.
Every kind of food we eat originally comes from a specific environment: a local farmers’ field, the fruitful shoreline, the surrounding forest, or a more distant place. These food ecosystems and what they provide us have influenced our diets and our daily lives over time.
This exhibit explores particular ingredients from local and far-away food ecosystems, exploring the effort, work, and tools needed in order to sustain our appetites and fill our stomachs – “from the ground up.”