Arkansas Culinary Culture To Be Celebrated at Fundraiser Tonight

Arkansas foodies celebrate local fare and raise funds for a permanent exhibit to feature Arkansas’ food traditions and culture during a special event today (Nov. 21) from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Capital Hotel, 111 W. Markham St., Little Rock.

The Southern Food & Beverage Museum, a division of the SoFAB Institute of New Orleans, will include what is called “The Gallery of the South: States of Taste.” In an effort to tell the stories of the entire American South, 15,000 square feet will be dedicated to collection of exhibits on the food and foodways of each Southern state including Arkansas.

The exhibits, created by curators from each state, will explore and celebrate the food items, recipes, people, brands, dishes, agriculture, industry, cooking techniques and history, all woven together to create the quintessential food geography of the South. Arkansas’ exhibit will be both historical and modern. The artifacts sought for the exhibit from Arkansas individuals and food-related business and industry will reveal what makes the state’s food and culture of eating unique.

Additionally, the exhibit will be designed to celebrate Arkansas food traditions, which contribute to a distinct regional food culture that can be so clearly described as Southern.  

Tickets are $125 each.

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