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In the SoFAB Kitchen with David Roe

  • Southern Food & Beverage Museum 1504 Oretha C. Haley Blvd New Orleans, LA 70113 (map)
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Join the Southern Food & Beverage Museum to welcome David Roe as he demonstrates the assembly of a St. Joseph's Day Altar. He will also explain the meanings and history behind the practice of building St. Joseph's Day altars and discuss the cookie and bread recipes. He will be joined by the Sisters of Henriette Delille. The group will distribute bagged cookies and the St. Joseph's prayer card, fava beans, and bread in exchange for donations to St. Augustine Church.

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


About the Chef

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As a musician, band leader, and event producer, David Roe has logged millions of touring miles, but always returns to the siren call of the music clubs and kitchens of New Orleans. He is the Captain of the Societé Des Champs Elysée, and leader of The Royal Rounders, The Royal & Dumaine Hawaiians, and The Palermo Import-Export Band.

Since 2013, aside from a few large pieces made in an industrial oven, and cakes from Gendusa’s, David and friends have created all the baked goods on the Saint Joseph altar at Saint Augustine Church to honor his Mother, Salvatricia Palermo Roe, her Mother, Carmella Vasta Palermo, all his Aunt Marys and Uncle Joes, and all those who taught him the joys and rewards of baking and cooking.