Carmo Cafe at the French Market this Wednesday

A Partnership of SoFAB and the French Market Corporation


Sundays and Wednesdays at the French Market, New Orleans, LA

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum and the French Market will team up every week to host a series of free programs that highlight the cuisine and culinary culture of New Orleans. Expect to see cooking demos, food conversations, and musical entertainment throughout the year at the French Market Fare stage in the Farmers Market,  located between Ursulines and Governor Nicholls Streets.

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French Market Fare is held from March to November, every Sunday at 2 PM. Made From the Market is held every Wednesday at 2:30 PM during the Crescent City Farmer’s Market at the French Market.

Please contact for more information, and we look forward to seeing you in the market!  The French Market has plenty of great programs going on throughout the year, too, so be sure to check their events page for the latest news. To get a glimpse of what we do each week, be sure to check out SoFAB’s photos on Facebook, where our photographer Stephen Binns captures all the action shots.


 Carmo Food

Wednesday, January 28

The chefs of Carmo Cafe will be demonstrating a dish from their tropical menu, which is built upon the rich, multi-cultural culinary influences found throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America, Gulf South and beyond. Carmo’s signature global cuisine will be brought back closer to home as they incorporate ingredients fresh from the Crescent City Farmer’s Market at the French Market.

Wednesday, February 4
Join Chef Jason Klutts from Cane and Table for a demonstration of the rustic colonial cuisine that is served up at the near-by proto Tiki cocktail bar. Klutts’s menu features local ingredients served with a Caribbean flair, such as a traditional Peas and Rice made with Island peas, local Andouille sausage, and Louisiana Popcorn Rice.
Wednesday, February 11
Join Chef Amina DaDa for a Made From the Market demonstration featuring local and seasonal ingredients from the Crescent City Farmer’s Market. Chef DaDa is the chef for the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal, an organization that serves as a catalyst in the New Orleans area for promoting social, economic, environmental and racial justice. They achieve their goals through activism, community engagement and transformational learning.
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Wednesday, February 18
Happy Ash Wednesday! Recover from your Mardi Gras celebrations with Liz Williams, director of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. She’ll go over how to use market ingredients in simple ways to keep your pantry stocked and ready for any emergency meal!
Carolyn Shelton
Wednesday, February 25
Join Chef Carolyn Shelton at the Made from the Market demo this week. Carolyn Shelton was born in Louisiana and raised in Texas. She learned most of her culinary skills from her mother, Angelina Zeno and grandmothers, all of whom were Afro Creoles. Shelton has authored several books including Coffee, Tea or Watermelon; From Chitlins to Caviar; and Angelina’s Zydeco Okra Cookbook in which she shares recipes and memories from her grandmother and other Creole cooks that never measured a thing. Shelton has also hosted the cooking shows, The Zydeco Café on the radio and appeared as a guest on television programs such as 60 Minutes, Donahue, and on the BET, CNN, Essence Television, and WDSU networks. She just completed a DVD on making gumbo with Anthony Dopsie and is featured on EHow with several cooking tips, and she is in the final stages of her new book Gumbo Grits and Sweet Dough Pies. She says “When the Gumbo Pot Boils Friendships Blossom!”

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