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SoFAB is Making Art with Old Pots and Pans

Photo: Museum of the American Cocktail

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is getting into the food art game with a new project: the museum, located (for now) in the Riverwalk, is collecting old pots and pans from restaurants and regular people and turning them into a public art display. According to a press release sent out today, they're asking for donors to submit a photo from their kitchen with said cookware; for restaurants, they're asking for 2 copies of the menu.

New Orleans -- The Pots and Pans Project at the Southern Food and Beverages Museum invites southern restaurants and foodies to participate in the project by donating old pots and/or pans to create a sculpture for a public art display at the museum.

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum asks for an old pot or pan, 2 menus and a photograph in the kitchen with your pot and pan. SoFAB is asking for two menus because one will be part of the display and the other part of the museum’s archived collection. The sculpture will be created by a New Orleans artist.

“This project will be a great way for the restaurants of the south to be recognized in a tangible way, all the varieties of pans will show visitors the unique culinary culture of the south and bring memories of their favorite southern dishes, said Lucy Rosenbloom, volunteer and internship coordinator at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.

Those interested in donating a pot or pan can ship the pot or pan, menus and photograph to Southern Food and Beverage Museum 1 Poydras St. 169 New Orleans, La. 70130 or contact the museum at 504-569-0405 for pick up options.

Two restaurants that have participated are Cafe Reconcile and Grand Isle, both in New Orleans.

For more information on this project or the Southern Food and Beverage Museum contact the Southern Food and Beverage Museum by emailing

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is a non-profit living history museum located in New Orleans, LA, that is dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South.

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