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Expo Milano: NASA, Rick Bayless, Foods of Louisiana, and More

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

June 17, 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 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. Today the series is visited by NASA's Charles F. Bolden Jr., who will discuss the program's Earth observations and ideas for improving life on our planet. 

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: Maricel Presilla, Rick Bayless, and Victor Albisu.

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 vibrant cuisine of Louisiana is on offer now through July 2.

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.