NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The first interactive exhibit at The Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB), “40 Years of Talk About Good” will debut on Saturday, Dec. 7, celebrating “Talk About Good II” – the beloved cookbook showcasing the best of Cajun culture, featuring classic artwork from the legendary George Rodrigue.

The exhibit will create an immersive experience for museum guests, featuring the stories of the women who created the cookbook, the tools and equipment popular during the late ’70s and early ’80s, interactive videos on Cajun cooking techniques, and food products popular during that era. According to SoFAB’s President/CEO Brent Rosen: “In the future, when people want to know, ‘how did people in Louisiana cook and eat in the late 1900’s?’ they will find the answers in ‘Talk About Good II.’” The exhibit will run through mid-January 2020. For additional event details.


Made in Louisiana

Sample and shop for unique and tasty gifts at SoFAB’s culinary festival showcasing more than 40 Louisiana-based food purveyors who will be showcasing and selling their products from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. Festival guests can look forward to a multitude of innovative, local products such as craft beers, pickles, sauces, baked goods, craft cocktails, and more. Advance tickets are priced at $12 for SoFAB members and $15 for non-members. Tickets will be available at the door for $20. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance.


Paul Freedman Community Cookbooks Talk & Book Signing

As part of the Junior League exhibit celebrating the 40th anniversary of Talk About Good II, SoFAB will host a conversation and book signing with Paul Freedman – Yale professor and author of American Cuisine – on the importance of community cookbooks to America’s Culinary Landscape. In addition to Talk About Good II, SoFAB and Freedman will be honoring the book in the context of community cookbooks, displaying the original paintings of George Rodrigue that appear throughout the cookbook. Set to take place on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at SoFAB, attendees can expect to taste a variety of goodies found in various community cookbooks. Entry is free with museum admission. For full event details.