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In the SoFAB Kitchen with Father Bill Miller

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

On Saturday, June 18, Father Bill, along with local chef and entrepreneur Greg Reggio, are leading the way for a witty Father’s Day event at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum. Fr. Bill is going to bring to life several of his essays from his book “The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: The Whole and Holy Truth About Lager, Loving and Living,” which includes chapters’ titled: Brewed Over Me and Distill Me, O Lord, Chicken Soup for the Hooters Girl’s Soul and WWJD: What Would Jesus Drink? As part of the presentation, Chef Reggio, who is one of the creators of Zea Rotisserie & Grill, will join Fr. Bill as they include a beer tasting featuring Zea’s handcrafted beers.

Following the beer and book presentation, Fr. Bill will be available to sign his book, which will be available for purchase in the museum’s bookstore. The book signing will conclude a full day of culinary specials at SoFAB. Before Fr. Bill/Chef Reggio’s 3:00 p.m. event, the museum is hosting Aimee Broussard, chef and cookbook author, who will share delicious recipes from her new book, Picnics, Potlucks, & Porch Parties: Recipes & Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining.

Admission to the museum allows you to tour the museum and attend both Chef Aimee Broussard’s presentation as well as Fr. Bill and Chef Reggio’s special Father’s Day event.

Presentation begins at 3 PM in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air, samples are first come first serve.

About the Presenter

William “Bill” Miller is a man of many roles. He’s a teacher, motivational speaker, author, co-owner of a bar and founder of various jazz fests with a ‘soulful’ purpose. You would think all of that would keep him busy, but those accomplishments take a back seat to his main calling; he’s also an Episcopal priest with a lot of stories to tell. Father Bill, as he’s affectionately referred to, uses his sense of humor and his gift of storytelling to intertwine real life tales with those of the Gospel as a way of enlightening, not only his congregation but all those he comes into contact with. He’s even taken his stories a step further and has written two books, “The Gospel According to Sam: Animal Stories for the Soul” and “The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: The Whole and Holy Truth About Lager, Loving and Living.”  It’s those books and his engaging talks that now have Fr. Bill traveling for appearances and book signings. 

Later Event: June 19
A Culinary Tour of Cuba!