Past Event


August 19, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Event Description

What does eating food have to do with your brain? BrainFood is a free educational public conversation and cooking demonstration of avocado black fried rice that sheds light on the science involved in one of our most basic everyday behaviors: eating food. 

Event Speakers

  • JJ Johnson, Founder and Chef of FIELDTRIP
  • Melissa Lee, Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University
  • Moderated by Lisa Dinh, Programs Associate at Columbia University

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration recommended via Eventbrite. The event will be live-streamed via Facebook and YouTube

Free meal ingredient kits are available for anyone to pick up at Mandala Cafe (1st Corinthians Baptist Church, 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd) on August 18, 5-7 PM and the Harlem Grown Community Fridge (134th St, between Adam Clayton Powell Blvd and Lenox Ave) on August 18 and 19, 1-6 PM. 

Please contact Melissa Lee at [email protected] with any questions. 

BrainFood is a recipient of a 2021 Center for Science and Society Public Outreach Grant. Additional support is provided by the Harlem Grown Community Fridge, Mandala Cafe, and Riverside Church