We Live to Eat
NEW ORLEANS’ LOVE AFFAIR WITH FOOD
PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION
New Orleans’ food history and traditions and whether they would live on after Hurricane Katrina are explored in this documentary, produced by e/Prime Media and Kevin McCaffrey for The Historic New Orleans Collection in combination with an exhibit featuring artifacts and prints exploring the same theme. With a lively soundtrack of food related songs by New Orleans musicians, it discusses the culture of the markets, the African, French, Spanish and Italian food influences in New Orleans and the cultural history of Creole culinary and social traditions that live on today. Will they survive displacement and Americanization?
MAY, 2008 — PREMIERE / CURRENTLY CONTINUES TO AIR WYES CHANNEL 12 (PBS) NEW ORLEANS LPB: Louisiana Public Broadcasting
James Beard Awards 2009
Finalist in Broadcast Television: National and Local Category