Capturing the History and Humor of Southern Gastronomy


New Orleans is one of America’s culinary capitals, so no one should be too surprised that the Southern Food and Beverage Museum calls the city home. As a bonus, the museum’s open warehouse-style space also houses the Museum of the American Cocktail–two for the price of one, literally.

My wife and I recently visited the museums, where barbecue is celebrated, absinthe myths are debunked, and garbage pails are plenty, because visitors are allowed to eat while they browse the exhibits. They are food museums, after all. The San Diego Reader just published the story of our visit here.

About OmnivorousTraveler

Darrin DuFord is a travel writer, mapgazer, and jungle rodent connoisseur. His writing has won numerous awards and has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, BBC Travel, Gastronomica, Roads & Kingdoms, Narratively, and Perceptive Travel, among other publications. He is the author of Breakfast for Alligators: Quests, Showdowns and Revelations in the Americas (released in July 2016) and Is There a Hole in the Boat? Tales of Travel in Panama without a Car, silver medalist in the 2007 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards.
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