Food and Google Translate came together in #EveryoneSpeaksFood, a very tasty experiment. We opened a pop-up restaurant in New York City, inviting 18 Chefs to serve wildly global menus to our guests, using Google Translate to order and engage.
"#EveryoneSpeaksFood: a Google Translate Pop-Up Restaurant"
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Food is a universal language because it's not just a necessity of life, but it's one thing that definitely bringing people together.
Food should not be intimidating. It should be a welcoming thing. And I think that that's what we're doing here.
Food is a language. Food connects you. It doesn't matter where you are, food is history, so if you know the history behind the food you're cooking, you're able to express it much better on the plate.
My initial thought was like, wow, that's like pretty out there. What is small world? It's like a crazy awesome art project.
It's celebration of languages. Celebration of cultures. Celebration of food. I don't know what to expect.
Japanese for the entree.
You're gonna get this rice you've never tasted.
Irish, Korean, Israeli and Nordic in one meal? It's like unheard of.
Ideally for me it's gonna be like controlled chaos.
We have totally different cuisine but we can understand each other. We come from the same passion to food.
OK guys, so what we gonna do together?
Who's gonna take what?
Doing something without a little bit of risk or little bit of stress, it's just not exciting. I never wanted to play by the rules. It's boring.
This is like a once in a lifetime opportunity.
I think it's gonna be fascinating for people to see different cultures like coming together in one meal.
If we all bring the most turned up flavors that you can, the guest experience is just like these insane pops of flavor.
It's a lot of labor, yeah.
Can I order the savory rice cake?
Octopus ceviche, please.
We're bringing technology along with food, breaking that barrier of I can't eat there because I'm unable to speak the language.
West African Rice with Crab.
Lamb Three Ways.
Does everyone speak the language of food. And I believe the answer to that is yes, especially now.
it was amazing. Tonight was great. Best part actually was to work with this bunch of people. Food bring people together and cultures and community.
That's what this is all about.
Thank you guys.
Bringing together people through the language of food.
New York City
Chef & Restauranteur
Chef & Founder - Mission Chinese
Executive Chef - The Cecil
Google Translate Presents
A Food Experiment
A Technology Experiment
A Language Experiment
small world with Google Translate
West African Rice with Crab
Lamb Three Ways
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