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Expo Milano: Edward Lee, Low-Cost Stoves, and More

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

July 29, 2015


The USA Pavilion at Expo Milano

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 now at the USA Pavilion, which was produced by JBF and the International Culinary Center:

Terrace Talks: held on the roof of the pavilion, Terrace Talks hosts speakers and panels on a variety of food topics. NASA scientist Gerald Bawden will drop by this weekend to discuss how the program measures water resources from space. Next week the UN's Sharon Ketchum will discuss how low-cost stoves can improve quality of life in the developing world.

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. Coming up in August: Ken Frank, Michael Cimarusti, Edward Lee, and Cristeta Comerford.

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. The sunny cuisine of California is on offer now through the end of the July. 

The USA Pavilion, themed "American Food 2.0," and Expo Milano will remain open through October.

See all upcoming USA Pavilion programming here. View our complete archive of Expo Milano coverage.

For more information about USA Pavilion, visit, where you can also sign up for the official newsletter. You can also follow the project on Twitter and Instagram. Visit the James Beard American Restaurant page for updates about visiting chefs, and follow the restaurant on Facebook.  

To learn more about Expo Milano, visit and follow the fair on Twitter and Instagram.

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