Eastern State Penitentiary brings back its popular Prison Food Weekend, with a focus in 2014 on Nutraloaf, the “food product” issued as punishment in many American prisons.
Visitors will sample Nutraloaf created using the official recipes from Pennsylvania (extraordinarily bland), Illinois (a vegan recipe, combining canned baked beans and spinach), California (a meat recipe with fresh ingredients) and Arizona (an intensely-flavored loaf that has been the subject of law suits).
Also on view will be sample menus, archival photographs, prison reports, and firsthand accounts of the prison fare throughout Eastern State Penitentiary’s 142-year operational history.
Prison Food Weekend activities are available from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm each day. Included with admission. Tickets are available online or at the door, subject to availability.