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september, 2015

sat12sep11:00 amThird Annual DownRiver Festival11:00 am Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. New Orleans, La 70116

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THE THIRD ANNUAL DOWNRIVER FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 AT THE OLD U.S. MINT AND THE FRENCH MARKET, FEATURING LECTURES, LIVE MUSIC, AND CULINARY DEMONSTRATIONS. THE CULINARY STAGE WILL BE LOCATED AT THE FRENCH MARKET, AND WILL BE PROGRAMMED AND PRODUCED BY SLOW FOODS NEW ORLEANS.

THIS YEAR’S THEME: RUM & SUGAR
INDOOR AT THE OLD U.S. MINT THIRD FLOOR:
11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Slowfoods NOLA/Carmo Restaurant present a Tropical Foodways Panel: “Torrid Truths – A conversation about tropical food, music, heat and passion.”
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Rebecca Snedeker (moderator): “Hooked on Sweet and Sickening: Addictions to White Sugar, Privilege, and Pain.” Panelists: Rosanne Adderley (Associate Professor, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University); Sociologist, community chef, and community organizer Jyaphia Christos-Rodgers; and Greg Granata, Co-Chair, Slow Food New Orleans and Slow Food Governor – Louisiana.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Sally Asher: “New Orleans’ Snake Charmers: Female Bootleggers” featuring local actors.
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. A conversation with John Magill & Peggy Scott Laborde: “How The Mississippi River shaped New Orleans”

OUTDOORS ON THE OLD U.S. MINT GROUNDS
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. NPS Songs of the Mississippi River featuring Ranger Matt Hampsey, Sunpie Barnes, Michael Harris: bass; Richard Scott: piano;Joe Stolarick: drums;Meghan Swartz: vocals
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. The Reverend & the Lady
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Panorama Jazz Band
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Eddie “Lil Fats” Domino
3:10 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. Colin Lake Band
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Honey Island Swamp Band
6:00 p.m. Second Line to the River with Kinfolks Brass Band

AT THE FARMERS MARKET PAVILION IN THE FRENCH MARKET:
Slow Food New Orleans Food Education & Demonstration Stage
With tabletop exhibits by Old New Orleans Rum & Domino Foods
With Brazilian musical interludes by Blake Amos
10am – 5 pm – The Lexicon of Sustainability pop-up art show in the farmers market
On the cooking demonstration stage:
10:00 Gyotaku Japanese Fish Print demonstration & participation – Slow Food New Orleans
11:00 Louisiana Shrimp Boil – Lance Nacio, Anna Marie Seafood
12:00 Pesto and Pasta – Chef Dan Esses of 3 Muses and Jessica McNally of the Slow Food New Orleans Garden
Sugar Cane & the African Diaspora – 3 demonstrations moderated by Zella Palmer of Dillard University
1:00 Cane Juice – Chef Christina Honn of Cafe Carmo and Old New Orleans Rum
2:00 Bagasse-Smoked Fish – Chef Dana Honn of Cafe Carmo
3:00 African Rice-Joloff, the predecessor to Jambalaya – Chef Aiji Daste
4:00 Bananas Foster – Chef Ryan Hughes of Purloo and Old New Orleans Rum

Time

(Saturday) 11:00 am

Location

Old U.S. Mint

400 Esplanade Ave. New Orleans, La 70116

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