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A Dollop of History

"A Dollop of History in Every Bite" is a culinary history project that explores the evolution of Creole cookery in New Orleans.

The educational project was initiated in January 2005 with a Save Our History grant awarded by the History Channel. The program was also the winner of the History Channel's 2005 Save Our History Community Award, which funds innovative, educational projects that bring communities together and engage children in the preservation of their local history.

The New Orleans Historic Collection found some alarming trends in the public schools. Families are no longer cooking, and the health of our future generations as well as the rich culinary traditions of the Crescent City are threatened.

I visited schools and spoke with experts about the unsettling trends in the public schools of not only New Orleans, but the nation as a whole.

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