Programs by Genre - Foodways

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
State Capitol, Private Dining Hall
Unique Eats and Eateries of New Orleans
Elizabeth M. Williams

11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 6
American Advertising Cookbooks: How Corporations Taught Us to Love SPAM, Bananas, and Jell-O
Christina Ward

11:15 a.m. to Noon
State Capitol, Senate Chamber
Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou
Ken Wells

1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room A
Recipes and Remembrances of Fair Dillard
Zella Palmer with Elizabeth M. Williams
This program made possible in part by funding from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room E
Preserving Our Roots: My Journey to Save Seeds and Stories
John Coykendall with Christina Melton

2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room E
Let’s Party at Mulate’s: The Original Cajun Restaurant, New Orleans, Louisiana
Monique Boutté Christina


All cooking demonstrations are located in the Cooking Demonstration Tent.

The Cooking Demonstration Tent is sponsored in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, as administered by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Funding has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Cooking Demonstration Tent
The Eat Fit Cookbook: Chef Inspired Recipes for the Home
Molly Kimball

11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Cooking Demonstration Tent
Growing Up Cajun: Recipes and Stories from the Slap Ya Mama Family
Jack D. Walker and Joe Walker

Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Cooking Demonstration Tent
The New Southern Cookbook: Classic Family Recipes and Modern Twists on Old Favorites
Brittany Wattenbarger and Pam Wattenbarger

1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m
Cooking Demonstration Tent
River Road Recipes: The Textbook of Louisiana Cuisine
Chef Joshua Hebert


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