Food—people love it. Possibly because it tastes good, possibly because we need it to live. Probably because it tastes good. Now a group in Chicago is looking to harness our collective love of food for an interactive museum that claims to be the first of its kind in America.
Already armed with an awesome name, the Chicago Foodseum is being spearheaded by tech entrepreneur Kyle Joseph. His vision is a museum that covers a broad array of food topics and is as immersive as it is educational, allowing visitors to smell, touch and taste a rotating cast of exhibits.
Though museums dedicated to certain food products aren’t uncommon—Wisconsin is home to the National Mustard Museum, for example, and Massachusetts has the Beer Can Museum—a museum dedicated to food in general has eluded us. Probably the closest relative would be the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans.