By Cindy Williams
Come celebrate Opening Day of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum's new Tujague's exhibit this Saturday, May 21st. SoFAB is celebrating Tujague's 160th anniversary with special items and artifacts from their collection. You'll be able to see reservation books, a table for two, photos, menus and even a California license plate!
More of those reservation books, with miscellaneous correspondence and ads, matches, invitations are yours to peruse at the John & Bonnie Boyd Hospitality & Culinary Library.
The Library also has a copy of Tujague's Cookbook: Creole Recipes & Lore in the New Orleans Grand Tradition by Poppy Tooker, so you can explore the book and plot your Tujague's themed dinner on your own. Copies of this book are also available for sale in the SoFAB Pantry.
Speaking of Poppy, the author recently made a generous donation to the Library of approximately 350 books. These titles include not just cookbooks, but books about culinary travels, crops, silver flatware, and the Slow Food movement. Soon these titles will be added to SoFAB's extensive collection, and made available through the catalogue of the New Orleans Public Library.
Please feel free to stop by the library after viewing the Tujague's: 160 Years of Tradition exhibit at the museum to see the entire culinary library and archives.