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In the SoFAB Kitchen with Lee Household Flour Mill

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

Join the Southern Food & Beverage Museum as we welcome Jon Mueller of Lee Engineering for a demonstration of the first electrically powered stone flour mill designed for home use. Dr. Royal Lee, a prolific inventor and pioneer of holistic nutrition, developed the flour mill in 1949 and it became of one the key products of his company, Lee Engineering.

Liz Williams, President of the National Food & Beverage Foundation, will also present Lee Engineering with a certificate welcoming them to the National Culinary Heritage Register, which celebrates culinary businesses that are over 50 years old. 

The program begins at 1 PM in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air, samples are first come first serve. Free with museum admission.

About the Mill

In 1949, Dr. Royal Lee, a prolific inventor and pioneer of holistic nutrition, developed the Lee Household Flour Mill to make it possible for Americans to have nutritious, fresh, whole wheat flour for baking whenever they needed it. The Lee Household Flour Mill was the first electrically powered stone flour mill to be used in the home. Many of these mills from the last 50 years are still operational. In 2015, the mill was redesigned to accommodate a wider variety of grains. The newly redesigned Lee Household Flour Mill uses an updated version of this original motor and, like the original mill, is still built entirely in the United States.