On any given day at Expo Milano, the first-ever food-focused world's fair that's now open in Milan, visitors can experience a veritable buffet of international cuisine, state-of-the-art tech and design, and food-themed programming. Here's a sampling of what's happening at the USA Pavilion, which was produced by the James Beard Foundation and the International Culinary Center:
Terrace Talks: held on the roof of the pavilion, Terrace Talks is hosting speakers and panels on a variety of food topics. Tomorrow JBF Award–winning pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini will discuss trends in American pastry and his television career. Next week there's a talk on how babies perceive food and flavor.
James Beard American Restaurant: modeled after our own James Beard House in New York City, the USA Pavilion–affiliated James Beard American Restaurant features different award-winning guest chefs every week. On deck: Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park.
Food Truck Nation: throughout Expo Milano's six-month run, a fleet of custom-built food trucks will be parked next to the USA Pavilion, serving a rotating menu of regional American foods. Right now visitors can sample dishes inspired by Florida's Fort Myers area.
The USA Pavilion, themed "American Food 2.0," and Expo Milano will remain open through October.
For more information about USA Pavilion, visit USAPavilion2015.net and follow the project on Twitter and Instagram. To learn more about Expo Milano, visit expo2015.org/en and follow the fair on Twitter and Instagram.