Chef Carolyn Shelton 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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Made From the Market is held every Wednesday at 2:30 PM during the Crescent City Farmer’s Market at the French Market. Starting on March 7, SoFAB will join the French Market’s new Saturday Market with a demonstration every Saturday at 11 AM.

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.


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!”
Regina Charboneau
Saturday, March 7 at 11 AM
Chef Regina Charboneau kicks off the French Market’s new Saturday Farmer’s Market with a demonstration using fresh market supplies. She has launched numerous top restaurants, including King’s Tavern in Natchez, Mississippi, Regina’s at the Regis, and Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco. She is the culinary director of the American Queen, a luxury paddlewheel boat that travels the Mississippi, and was a long time Southern foodways columnist for She hosts visitors at Twin Oaks Bed and Breakfast, her antebellum home in Natchez. Visit her at
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Wednesday, March 11 and Saturday, March 14
Join Liz Williams, director of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, as she demonstrates how to use market ingredients in simple ways to keep your pantry stocked and ready for anything.
Saturday, March 21
Join the Dirty Dishes team as they whip up a delicious dish and talk about their unique approach to food. Dirty Dishes is the brain-child of Artis and Lesley Turner, two true “foodies” that are equally as passionate about the  customer’s experience, as they are about their creative and savory menu items. Founded in 2014, Dirty Dishes offers some of your favorite culinary creations, with a not-so-traditional twist.

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