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Southern Food Culture & Politics

A pathfinder to accompany the ANSS-PPIRS program at ALA New Orleans 2018.

About Liz Williams

Liz Williams was born into a family of Sicilian heritage in New Orleans. She is a founder of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum and President of the National Food & Beverage Foundation. Much of her research and writing centers on issues related to the culture of food and drink in New Orleans. She also writes and consults about food museums.

She co-authored with Stephanie Jane Carter, The Encyclopedia of Law and Food, which was published by Greenwood Publishing in 2011. In 2013 AltaMira published New Orleans: A Food Biography. Lift Your Spirits: A Celebratory History of Cocktail Culture in New Orleans, co-authored with Chris McMillian, was published by LSU Press spring 2016.

Liz Williams

Southern Food & Beverage Museum

The Southern Food & Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South’s unique culinary heritage. SoFAB also hosts special exhibits, demonstrations, lectures and tastings that showcase the food and drink of the South.

Cook Dat! A Celebration of New Orleans Cuisine

This exhibit will be open to the public during ALA, featuring resources from Tulane University and Newcomb College Archives.  See the Tulane Library website for more details.