January 28, 2022

Tasty! SoFab Culinary Library To Open in New Orleans at the End of October

The new library is a partnership between the Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFab) and the New Orleans Public Library.

From NOLA.com:

New Orleans’ newest resource for chefs, cooks and culinary historians will open Oct. 30. At 2 p.m., there will be an opening ceremony for the new SoFab Culinary Library at 1609 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

The joint project with the New Orleans Public Library will be the largest cookbook collection in the South. The library will be non-circulating, meaning books will not be checked out. It will be open to the public, and expected patrons include students in culinary schools as well as the general public, home cooks, historians and professional chefs.


Library science students from Louisiana State University who live in the area are going to help get the library open, Williams said.

The collection is going to include archival materials, including the SoFAB Menu Collection, which they’ve worked on for years; the papers of Jewish-Creole cookbook author and writer Mildred Covert; old invoices; many promotional pamphlets and lots of ephemera.

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Past Coverage: New Orleans Public Library Partnership Will Bring Largest Culinary Library in the South to Big Easy (July 18, 2012)

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