The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to host a panel discussion and book signing on Creole Cuisine as part of our ongoing Lunchtime Lecture series on Wednesday, March 14th at Noon. The museum will welcome three panelists who will serve up some savory thoughts on the culinary and cultural topic of Creole cuisine. Guest presenters include Michaela York, Vice President of Communications for Chef John Folse & Company and co-author of The Encyclopedia of Cajun and Creole Cuisine, Dr. Zella Palmer, Director of the Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture at Dillard University, and John LaFleur II, a Louisiana Creole author and a life-long gourmet.
Panelists will have books available for purchase at a book signing following the program. The panel discussion will be moderated by West Baton Rouge Museum director, Dr. Angélique Bergeron whose research focused on the Creoles of Pointe Coupée.
This program is being offered in conjunction with the West Baton Rouge Museum’s Creoles du Monde exhibit. The Creoles du Monde, or Creoles of the World exhibit, celebrates Creole cultures from around the world. Included in the exhibit are fanciful costumes, beautiful paintings, rare books, documents, videos and photography from south Louisiana, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
This program is FREE and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.