Start your weekend off with SoFAB! We’re partnering with the Loisirslit Radio Show for Non-Profit Thursday, a new series of happy hours benefiting a featured local non-profit. Stop by the Warehouse Grille on Magazine St. after work for a fantastic happy hour —all drinks are $5 (premium cocktails AND craft beer), and $1 of every drink goes directly to SoFAB!
Loisirslit will be recording their radio show with special guests Leah Chase and Chef Ryan Hughes and we’ll enjoy live music from Micah McKee and Little Maker.
This weekend we’ll be exploring the stories of Little Red Ridinghood and Petite Rouge. Together we’ll make and enjoy Granny biscuits and blackberry butter. Storytelling is recommended for children ages 3 1/2 to 7 and we prefer that parents or guardians accompany younger children.
You can reserve your free ticket for your child here.Many thanks to Domino Foods, Inc., the Presenting Sponsor of all Kids Menu 2014 programs for helping us keep our programs free.
Sunday, March 16 from Noon to 4 PM French Market Fare Stage (in between Governor Nicholls and Ursulines) Free and Open to the Public
With St. Joseph’s Day next week, SoFAB and the French Market are celebrating this weekend with all things Italian. Between Noon and 4 PM, we’ll have accordionist Julie Council with special guests, a Stuffed Artichoke demonstration from Chef Amy Sins of Langlois Culinary Institute, and more music from Palermo Import/Export Band. Italian cookies and pastries will be on sale from the Portera sisters, and A Tisket A Tasket will sell Italian and St. Joseph’s Day cookbooks.
SOFAB staff hosts each week’s cooking demo or culinary conversation at our Farmers Market stage, conveniently located in the heart of the renovated Farmers Market, between Ursulines and Gov Nicholls Streets.
Changing the World, One Taste at a Time: The SoFAB Project
Saturday, March 15 from 10:30 AM to 12 PM San Diego Public Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, California
Join the Culinary Historians of San Diego on March 15 for a discussion of how mind-bogglingly wide the world of food and drink is and what the SoFAB Institute is doing to document, celebrate, and bring a measure of focus to the ever-expanding culinary universe, presented by Philip Dobard of the SoFAB Institute! A reception with refreshments will follow the talk at approximately 11:30.
SoFAB Announces Domino Foods, Inc. as National Title Sponsor of 2014 Culinaria Query & Lecture Series
SoFAB is pleased to announce that Domino Foods, Inc. is the National Title Sponsor of the upcoming 2014 Culinaria Query & Lecture Series for the second year. This year’s Query is “Can We Re-Set the Family Table?” The support of Domino Foods, Inc. makes it possible for us to expand our schedule to include Chicago in addition to Chapel Hill, N.C., Los Angeles, CA., and New York City. The capstone event of the Series – the 5th Annual Contemporary Issues in Food & Beverages Lecture – will take place at SoFAB in October. We are pleased to be able to expand the exploration of cultural issues relating to food and beverages to a national audience. We will be posting the schedule soon.
Friday, March 14th at the New Orleans Cooking Experience 1519 Carondelet St. New Orleans
Purloo is a pop-up restaurant operated by Chef Ryan Hughes dedicated to exploring and celebrating the rich culinary history of the South. A precursor to the brick-and-mortar restaurant to be located in the new Southern Food and Beverage Museum, pop-up Purloo offers an experience unto itself where guests can enjoy a five-course, prix-fixe menu.
We kicked off the 2014 French Market Fare Series with Chef Matthew Kopfler, who made batches of his delicious shrimp and herb calas, which we much enjoyed. We also held our third Raising the Dough Financial Literacy Class, which featured Trey Reinhardt and Nina Camacho talking about Branding. Finally, a big thank you to Alice Hopkins and the Mystic Krewe of Nyx for donating a few of their wonderful food-focused throws to the Museum. Did anyone catch one of their colanders?
30th Chef Soiree 2014 to Honor SoFAB Bogue Falaya Park, Covington LA Sunday, March 16 More Information
Farm to Market 2014: The 4th Annual Foodways Texas Symposium College Station, TX March 20-22 More Information
A Jane Austen Tea with Richard Foss Yorba Linda Public Library March 22 More Information
Cocktail Hour with the Windsor Court Cocktail Bar at the Windsor Court in New Orleans March 31 More Information
From Flint Knives to Cloned Meat 2014 Roger Smith Conference on Food in NYC April 3-5 More Information
August 2-4, 2014
Farm to Table is gearing up for this August’s second annual symposium! This year’s theme is “The Process” and the Honorary Chair is Michel Nischan. Learn more at f2t-int.com
Call for Papers: Interested in speaking at this year’s symposium? Learn more and submithere.
Travel with SoFAB:
Special SoFAB Discount Rate on Rooms in New Orleans
SoFAB has partnered with the New Orleans Hotel Collection to bring you a discounted rate for rooms in your choice of one of their many fabulous hotels. Book here for the best rate available!