Love history? Love to cook? Join us for our free monthly cooking demonstration!
This year marks the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans and to mark this important moment, we’re featuring one of the city’s most celebrated chefs, Alon Shaya.
With his innovative interpretation of modern Israeli cuisine, Chef Alon has brought dishes ranging from Labneh to Schnitzel not only to the forefront of New Orleans’ Creole food scene, but also to the nation’s.
During this demonstration, Chef Alon will prepare several dishes from his new cookbook, “SHAYA: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel,” with our Smithsonian Food host and historian Ashley Rose Young and speak about his professional and personal experiences with food.
Chef Alon’s book will be available for purchase throughout the program and after the demonstration Chef Alon will sign copies of his book.
This program is free to attend, no tickets required.
Please note: there are no food tastings at Cooking Up History programs, just food history! If you do get hungry however, the museum has a cafeteria on the lower level that serves up tasty food inspired by different American culinary traditions.