On this installment of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias we’re back at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. We talk about their new “Juke Joint” exhibit open now through February. What’s more? We visit with chefs and farmers, Tia and Matthew Raiford. This terrific couple was in NOLA for the exhibit’s opening event serving up delicious bites. We talk about their farm in Brunswick, Georgia, their cookbook, and lots more. Additionally, Tia has a special connection to juke joints that we discuss in the interview. It’s a fun and very interesting conversation!
Pictured above from left (far right pane) – Bryan Dias of The NOLADrinks Show, Chef Tia Raiford, Chef Matthew Raiford, and Brent Rosen of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.
The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – The Raiford’s and SoFAB’s Juke Joint Exhibit – 2022Ep31
We’re back at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB) to talk about their new “Juke Joint” exhibit called “Honey Dripper ’84.” In for the event were Chefs Tia and Matthew Raiford out of Brunswick, Georgia. They were in town to do the food for the opening event and pay NOLA a visit!
Along with the Raiford’s, we’re joined by SoFAB’s Brent Rosen. We discuss the event and the exhibit, including Tia’s connection to the concept – her dad (who also performed at the event) is the famed Skip “Little Axe” McDonald who is a juke joint performing veteran and was the house guitarist for Sugar Hill Records!
In addition to the exhibit, which runs until February 2023, we talk with Tia and Matthew about their farm-to-table approach. This includes chatting about their farm in Brunswick, Georgia, their cookbook – Bress ‘n’ Nyam (Bless and Eat) featuring “Gullah Geechee” recipes, their deep generational connection to the land, and much more!
Tia and Matthew stick around for “Another Shot with NOLADrinks,” our podcast-only segment, where we continue the conversation. It’s a very lively, fun, and interesting show!
Cheers and Be Well, You All