Call for Recipes
In honor of Black History Month and the New Orleans Tricentennial, the New Orleans Public Library is collecting recipes and the stories behind them for a community cookbook celebrating 300 years of African-American influence on New Orleans cuisine.
Please email recipes and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring them to any Library location by Wednesday, February 28.
Contributors will be invited to share their dish at a potluck on Wednesday, February 21 at Martin Luther King Library at 4:30pm. Immediately following, Zella Palmer, chair of the Dillard University Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture, will give a talk about the African roots of Louisiana’s Creole cuisine.
Other Upcoming Events
While African American men’s roles in the indigenous ritual procession traditions go back over a century, the vital role of women is not as widely known. This exhibit illustrates a historical overview of the pride and work involved in preparing for the neighborhood processions that bring beauty and pride to New Orleans. It is documented through photographs and the ceremonial attire of the women who participate in the community based customs of the Black Masking/Mardi Gras Indian, Baby Doll and Social and Pleasure Club traditions. (More)