Words and Food Festival

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum Announces

First Annual Words in Food Symposium

September 8, 2009, New Orleans, LA – The Southern Food and Beverage Museum and Garrett County Press announce the first annual Words in Food Symposium, a readers and writers festival about food to be held on October 23 and 24, 2009, in New Orleans at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.  Each year the festival will focus on issues and trends in the culinary arts, memoir, food business, food history, farming and agriculture, restaurant business, and other aspects of food. This year the theme is “The World’s Fairs and Inventing Creole and Cajun Cuisine.” 

Anyone who reads about or writes about foods should attend: writers for newspapers and magazines; cookbook authors, memoirists; radio/talk show hosts; television producers or writers; cooks/chefs/wait staff; or any member of the public who is interested in communicating about food, food production or the culinary arts.

The initial event will be all day October 24  – with an opening reception of the evening of October 23.  The cost is $85.00 per person ($75.00 for SoFAB members) with early bird discount until October 1, 2009 of $75.00 and $65.00 for members.  This includes a demonstration of Creole cuisine from the WPA Guide and lunch provided by the Intercontinental Hotel, and a copy of the WPA New Orleans City Guide. Words in Food is sponsored by Garrett County Press, the Intercontinental Hotel, and the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation.  Registration and more information at www.southernfood.org. Registrants will receive a copy of the WPA Guide as well as other gifts.

Come and hear presentations by Lawrence N. Powell, Sara Roahen, Rien Fertel, Susan Tucker, Judy Walker, and many others – both scholars and journalists.

This new literary festival provides a lively new forum where people interested in food and food issues can discuss new trends and issues in food and literature.  It encourages reportage of an important industry. It provides a place to present provocative information about this very important topic – food.

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum was founded in 2004 and is a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization based in New Orleans and dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and related culture of the South. www.southernfood.org.


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