Culinary Library


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The Southern Food and Beverage Museum’s vast culinary literature collection is available to the public at the SoFAB Culinary Library and Archive.  Located at 1609 O.C. Haley Blvd., the  new library contains over 11,000 volumes of culinary books, food and cocktail menus, pamphlets, archival documents and other literature and ephemera.






The SoFAB Culinary Library is the physical location of the Center for Food Law, Policy and Culture. The Center supports inquiry into all things food and beverage. In addition to its several museum and library collections, SoFAB presents programming for both adults and children which furthers literacy of all sorts – nutritional, reading, math, and policy.





The Center also includes the food law journal Culinaria, a monograph series that is published by the SoFAB Center for Food Law, Policy, and Culture in partnership with the Tulane University Law School.  Culinaria Queries is a series of panel discussions around the country examining relevant food and drink issues.



SoFAB Policy Roundtables are designed to offer an open public forum to engage the public and to raise awareness of a range of food related issues that can affect the health and economic wellbeing of the citizens and families of the South. Generally, these discussions take place behind closed doors with a minimum involvement from those affected. We seek to change that attitude and promote active participation from the public.