The Southern Food & Beverage Museum isn’t limited just to the large display area in the front. Our artifacts extend throughout all of our space, including the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air.
In that light, airy back auditorium and kitchen area, there’s a beautiful display case you may have overlooked when you visit the Museum, and it holds a few of our favorite things this Christmas! There are gleaming copper molds, perfect for your Christmas pudding or, later, to bake a king cake in for the 2016 Carnival season that’s coming up right after Christmas.
For the child you were, or the children you have, there’s an antique doll seated by a cast-iron toy stove. It reminds us that before the days of video games and electronic gadgets, kids used to play with real things like that. There’s a 19th century French jambonniere, donated by Lucullus Antiques, the right size for roasting your holiday leg of ham in your Creole mansion in the Faubourg Marigny or the French Quarter, circa 1830.
And to wrap up your holiday parcels (remember, brown paper packages wrapped up in string?) we’ve got a wooden twine box. Happy Holidays! And don’t forget to visit us on our Free Day, December 30.
Photos by Jennifer Edwards