"Eat! Drink! SoFAB Writers Festival" gathers a lineup of culinary authors for a free festival at the Central City museum from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Authors and chefs will be on hand for signings, meetings and panel discussions. There will also be a vintage book sale.

"We are excited to create an opportunity for some of our region's most celebrated culinary authors to come together and celebrate their work and the food and culture they represent," noted Brent Rose of the museum. "The writer's festival will be a great opportunity for visitors to chat with their favorite writers about their recipes, cooking traditions, and taking culinary traditions from the kitchen to the page.

Panel discussions planned include interviews with by Emanuel Laroche, author of "Conversations Behind the Kitchen Door," with chefs Michael Gulatta, of Mopho and Maypop; Alex Harrell, of Commons Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans; and Nathaniel Zimet, of "The Que Crawl." Also slated is "Herb Talk" with Corinne Martin, author of "Louisiana Herb Journal" and "Musings on Food Writing" with Megan Braden-Perry.

Additional authors and chefs on hand for the event include:

  • Liz Williams, "Nana's Creole Italian Table"
  • Zella Palmer, "Recipes and Remembrances of Fair Dillard, 1869- 2019"
  • Micheline Maynard, "Satisfaction Guaranteed"
  • Cynthia Nobles, "A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook and "The Delta Queen Cookbook"
  • Nancy Wilson, "Mémère’s Country Creole Cookbook: Recipes and Memories from Louisiana’s German Coast" and "Louisana's Italians, Food, Recipes and Folkways"
  • Matt Pietrk and Carrie Smith, "Modern Caribbean Rum"
  • Tim McNally, "Iconic New Orleans Cocktails: The Sazerac" 
  • Sue Strachan, "Iconic New Orleans Cocktails: Café Brulot"
  • Arkesha Baquet, of Lil Dizzy's Café
  • Kit Wohl, "The Al Copeland Cookbook: Secrets of a Tastemaker"
  • Matt Haines, "The Big Book of King Cake"
  • Ian Willson, "Dirt Nerd"
  • Judy Walker, "Cooking up a Storm: Recipes Lost and Found From The Times-Picayune of New Orleans."

The museum is located at 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans Visit southernfood.org.

Email Victor Andrews at vandrews@theadvocate.com.