No. 63, August 2009

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Southern Food and Beverage Museum

Dear Friends,

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum has had quite a month.  Thirty-one Livingstone College students spent an entire day volunteering for us.  As Liz Williams said, “We weren’t sure what to expect, but we prepared for the best.”  As she mentioned tasks that we hoped to accomplish, one of the students asked, “Should we split up by skill set?  I do dry wall.”  With that comment, we knew that it would be a productive day.

The students not only painted walls, but they demolished other walls.  They aided in the restoration of Brunings Bar.  They took apart and put together (perfectly replicating) the St. Joseph’s altar.  If you’ve seen the St. Joseph’s altar, you know that this was not an easy task.  Undeniably, the students helped the museum grow, literally.  Of course, in true New Orleans fashion, there were breaks for Parkway Po-boys and ice cream.  Read more here…  Thanks again, Livingstone College!

Ian McNulty did a wonderful piece on us on WWNO, during All Things Considered on the same day.  Here is the link to the piece…

It is Big Read Season again and this year, we are reading Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.  Stay tuned for information, lesson plans, and events.

Finally, please mark your calendars for two upcoming events.  The Horsts sign The Shrimp Bible this Saturday in our store.  No charge.  On August 29, Aaron from Brewstock will give a homebrewing class.  As many of you already know, Aaron has a lot of brewing experience and this will be a great class.  Scroll down for information.


Stephanie Carter
Editor, SoFAB Monthly
Director of Communications

In this issue

3 Generation Olive SaladRecipe: 3 Generation Olive Salad
Liz Williams
I call this three generation, because this is basically my grandmother’s olive salad, but my mother and I have each tweaked it in our own kitchens to make it this salad today.  Of course it is great to use… Olive Salad Recipe

Waiter RantBook Review:  Waiter Rant
Stephanie Jane Carter

Waiter Rant, by Steve Dublanica, may not represent your specific experience in restaurants, but it will be difficult to make it through the book without at least one (I’m guessing many) moments where the reader, whether diner or waiter…Waiter Rant Review

Bluebird CafeCollections Update
Chris Smith
Mr. Bluebird’s On Our Shoulder, So To Speak

Twenty-four Cookbooks from Belton, TX

Johnny Donnels Photo, The Outsider, Donated


The Shrimp Bible

Date:  Saturday, August 15, 2009
Where: The Southern Food and Beverage Museum Store
Time:  2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $20 nonmemembers; $15 SoFAB members
More information is available here…

DISH Book Club Meeting
Julia Child – My Life in France

Date:  Saturday, August 15, 2009
Where: Southern Food and Beverage Museum, Riverwalk Marketplace, Julia Street Entrance
Time: noon
Cost:  SoFAB members: no charge; all other: museum admission required

Homebrewing Class with Aaron of Brewstock

Date:  Saturday, August 15, 2009
Where: The Southern Food and Beverage Museum Store
Time:  2 p.m.
Cost: $15 nonmemembers; $10 SoFAB members

Aaron has been brewing for over 12 years, and currently brews both beer and wine.  He opened Brewstock in January of this year.  He has taught beginning and advanced home brewing classes in Wisconsin and New Orleans.  In addition, he studied brewing, wine making, and viticulture at UC-Davis and Texas Tech.  He also roast coffee and make meads and sodas.  Click here for tickets.


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