The International Culinary Center® will launch their 2016 holiday gingerbread village for an exclusive display at the Museum of Food and Drink. This year’s village, created by ICC Director of Pastry Arts Jansen Chan and student volunteers from the Professional Pastry Arts program, will pay tribute to the historic melting pot of all immigrants in the United States. Beginning Friday, December 9 through Saturday, December 31 (between the hours of 12pm and 6pm) the village will be on display to the public attendees of MOFAD.
Illustrating the common act of breaking bread throughout various communities, seven different gingerbread bakeries will each represent the delicious contributions of immigrants from across the globe. Steamed buns, conchas, flatbread, pretzels, injera, challah, baguettes and croissants will each be showcased throughout the gingerbread village to highlight different nations. A bridge of gingerbread men will unite each island over a sea of fortune cookies – a nod to another delectable immigrant creation, and lead to the main gingerbread bakery representing the United States.
Through the collaboration, attendees will have the exclusivity of experiencing New York City’s only location to enjoy gingerbread-flavored fortune cookies – made directly on site at the Museum of Food and Drink.
I’m excited to work with MOFAD to display our Professional Pastry Arts students’ work. It is the perfect location to see how food celebrates our traditions and allows us to share the experience with one another. As always, our gingerbread displays are catered to their homes, and this year we are happy to supplement MOFAD’s study in immigrant food contributions.”
– Jansen Chan, Director of Pastry Arts at the International Culinary Center®
MOFAD and ICC both share a passion for education and food culture. We are thrilled to partner with ICC to spread holiday cheer and celebrate immigrant contributions to American food culture.”
– Peter Kim, Executive Director, Museum of Food and Drink
MOFAD is located at 62 Bayard Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222