Southern Foodways Bicentennial exhibit comes to Ascension Parish Library - Dutchtown

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

"200 Years of Taste," an exhibit designed by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans will be displayed at the Dutchtown location of the Ascension Parish Library, Sept. 20, 2012 through Oct. 6, 2012, during regular library hours.

This year marks the Bicentennial of Louisiana becoming a state. A large part of Louisiana's identity is the unique and delicious food found throughout the state, so it is only fitting to have an exhibit that celebrates the food and culinary culture. The exhibit will show heritage ingredients and dishes as they are related to the geography, environment and historical timeline of the Louisiana.

Angelle Deshautelles, Director of the Ascension Parish Library said "What better way to trace the history of Louisiana than by the culinary tastes and customs of our people?" "We have been celebrating the Bicentennial throughout 2012 with various programming and events and are happy to continue the celebration, as the year winds down, with this important exhibit. It's sort of the icing on the cake," she said.

Southern Foodways Bicentennial Exhibit has been displayed at various libraries throughout Louisiana since April. The exhibit is a product of the collaboration of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, the Foodways Subcommittee of the Bicentennial Commission, and the Bicentennial Commission of Louisiana.