(Excerpted from Dianne Jacob 6/08 Newsletter)
Katrina-Damaged Museum Needs Cookbooks
Alumnus Laura Martin Bacon sent this email: Liz Williams, president of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, estimates the museum lost over half of its cookbook collection to Hurricane Katrina. Liz needs cookbooks, and lots of them.
The museum seeks culinary books about the American South and volumes from areas that have influenced Southern foodways. This means all new and used food-themed books, in all conditions (food-spattered and beat-up is just fine), dealing with cuisines from all over the world. Liz emphasizes that they're seeking everything from professionally written cookbooks and culinary histories to community cookbooks and pamphlets. Send your donations to:
Southern Food & Beverage Museum
1 Poydras Street, #169
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Include your name and address so the museum can acknowledge your generosity. For more, visit http://www.southernfood.org/
Take a moment to look at your cookbooks, even if you just have 1, that can make a difference!