The Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB) celebrates, interprets, investigates, entertains and preserves. A collaboration of many, the Museum allows food lovers of all stripes – Southerners and non-Southerners, locals and tourists, academics and food industry insiders — to pull up their chairs and dig into the food and drink of the South.
The Southern Food and Beverage Museum examines:
- The food and drink of the South in all its aspects;
- The many ethnicities – African-American and Caribbean, French and German, etc. — that have combined to create unique Southern food and drink traditions;
- The farmers, fishermen, and hunters and gatherers who have produced the food;
- The processors, inventors, chefs and business people who run the restaurants and stock our stores with Southern products, and the home cooks and families who have passed down recipes and food traditions for generations.
SoFAB hosts special exhibits, demonstrations, lectures and tastings that showcase the food and drink of the South. They also cooperate with the many fine local and regional museums, restaurants, theaters, academic institutions and artists to present richly-textured experiences in multiple venues.