While this year's festival season has left much to be desired, the creativity of online and other virtual festivals deserves a mountain of praise. On November 14, the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB) will be pairing with Domino Sugar to present a virtual festival called "Hey, Sugar" to exhibit fall flavors, recipes, and techniques. Not only is it focusing on food, but also the culture and history behind it. The day's activities are sure to be a hit for food-lovers and bloggers alike. The festival will be free and online between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 14.
SoFAB President Brent Rosen will be hosting the event along with Poppy Tooker from Louisiana Eats and Nicole Caridad Rolston from Off the Eaten Path NOLA.
The participants will be educating listeners on how to create fall treats such as creative cookies, grazing boards, and cocktails. At the start of the program, special guests Dee Lavigne, Barbara Rodriguez, and Jennie Merril, all known for their baking expertise, will be hosting baking demonstrations, including a special for children. According to SoFAB, there will also be a "cured ham demonstration" and punch and cocktail showcases by Eve Haydel and Caroline Rosen.
The complimentary event is the perfect way to get involved in a fabulous community of chefs and experts while having the perfect viewing experience from home. SoFAB's efforts to reach the community in a way that brings us all together, especially in such a trying time, is one that many can find enjoyment in. Whether you are an old pro, brand new to making sweet treats, or picked up the baking bug during quarantine, it is a free festival that will be full of beneficial tips and tricks to make your holiday parties stunning.