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In the SoFAB Kitchen: Copper Restoration

  • Southern Food & Beverage Museum 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard New Orleans, LA, 70113 United States (map)

Join SoFAB to welcome copper expert Lambert Joseph "L.J." Gonzales to the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn Air. Mr. Gonzales will answer questions about copper restoration and provide assessments on participants' individual pieces of vintage copper. If you have ever wanted to put your ancestor's beautiful copper cookware back to use but do not know how or where to have it re-tinned, this gathering is for you. Mr. Gonzales is responsible for copper restoration for Lucullus, a culinary antiques shop in the French Quarter.

L.J. practices an ancient trade that has virtually disappeared in the United States. "It's fun to take something and make it functional again," he says. "I like the solitariness of the craft. And I like being around old pieces of copper and handling them."

Participation in the presentation is free with museum admission.