Its mission is to inform, value and disseminate Bahia’s food in its most varied contexts.
The Bahian Gastronomy Museum, a Senac-Bahia initiative, seeks to value Bahia’s different food systems in historical, cultural, social and gastronomic contexts. It’s organized with: long-term exhibition and temporary exhibition (showcase-tribute); restaurant-museum; store-museum Sweets & Books; Nelson Daiha Gallery, a space dedicated to art-food. The deep relations between Bahia’s and Angola’s cuisines show that during the Atlantic crossings, many recipes exchanges, interpretations and inventions have taken place, from the African Coast to Brazil and from Brazil to the African Coast.
The palm oil from Angola to Bahia and the cassava from Bahia to Angola highlight kitchens that have gained dialogues, references, identities; and also the recognition of its patrimonial values. The Bahian Gastronomy Museum is a pioneer in Brazil and Latin America. Its mission is to inform, value and disseminate Bahia’s food in its most varied contexts, focusing on the patrimonial view added to the gastronomic view. In the Restaurant-museum-school the visitor can eat a rich and varied menu of savory and sweet dishes that attest the cuisines that go from Recôncavo to Sertão.
Bahian Gastronomy Museum (Museu da Gastronomia Baiana)
Location: Praça José de Alencar, 13/19 – Largo do Pelourinho, Salvador – BA
Opening hours: from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5:30 pm. Saturdays, from 9 am to 3:00 pm.
Tel .: +55 71 3324.8118
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Museu da Gastronomia. Pelourinho, Salvador, Bahia. Foto: Amanda Oliveira.