New Orleans will have largest culinary library in the South
It’s official: New Orleans will have the largest culinary library in the South, a partnership between the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and the New Orleans Public Library.
The library will be located in the same block as Cafe Reconcile at 1609 O.C. Haley Blvd., and is scheduled to open in 2013, just down the street from the new location of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, scheduled to open at 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd. in the spring of 2013 in what used to be the Dryades Street market.
The area has not had a library since the 1940s.
The museum already has more than 9,000 volumes of cookbooks, menus, recipes, archivial documents and other literature about food and foodways of the South that will be housed there.