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Big Night: Film Screening and Culinary Display

  • New Orleans Jazz Museum 400 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans United States (map)

**Due to inclement weather, this event has been moved into our third floor performing arts center. Please RSVP to reserve your seat.

Join the New Orleans Jazz Museum on the evening of August 19 for an outdoor** screening of the film Big Night. This event highlights our newest exhibit The Wildest! Louis Prima Comes Home, celebrating Italian-American traditions and the life of jazz icon Louis Prima. The evening will begin with a cooking demonstration provided by Susan Zemanick, Executive Chef of Zasu Restaurant, followed by the film, introduced by Liz Williams, Founder of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.

About Liz Williams: Always fascinated by the way the lure of nutmeg and peppercorns motivated the exploration of the world, Liz Williams was lucky to be born into a family of Sicilian heritage in New Orleans.  She grew up eating in two great food traditions.   She is Founder of National Food & Beverage Foundation, which includes the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Pacific Food & Beverage Museum, and the Boyd Hospitality & Culinary Library.  A graduate of Louisiana State University  (English) and LSU Law Center (JD) she served in the U.S. Army as a Judge Advocate General (JAG).  She has practiced law in Washington, DC and Louisiana. She has written many articles for a variety of magazines and journals, has served as judge in many cooking competitions, and has consulted internationally on the food of the New Orleans area as well as on establishing a food museum. Travel is an excuse to eat in new places.

This event is free and open to the public, hosted by the New Orleans Jazz Museum in partnership with the Gia Maione Prima Foundation.

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