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Asian-Cajun Fusion: Shrimp from the Bay to the Bayou Book Discussion

09:00 July 29, 2022
By: Esther Boone

The Louisiana State Museum, in association with the Friends of the Cabildo, will be hosting a virtual book discussion on Thursday, August 11, covering the regional non-fiction work Asian-Cajun Fusion: Shrimp from the Bay to the Bayou by authors Carl Brasseaux and Donald Davis.

Discussion Details

Friends of the Cabildo is a local non-profit organization that works to sustain and support the Louisiana State Museum, its resources, and cultural output. The scheduled August 11 book discussion is a part of the Friends' Second Thursday Lecture Series— a recurring event that convenes on the second Thursday of each month to explore and converse about a given topic of Louisiana history.

This month, participants and attendees will gather to hear coastal experts, Carl Brasseaux and Donald Davis, share and expand on their new investigative work, Asian-Cajun Fusion: Shrimp from the Bay to the Bayou. The 2022 book, published by the University of Mississippi, delves into the historic connection between Gulf Coast shrimping practices and across-the-globe Asian fishing traditions and modern seafood markets. Specifically, it observes how the wild international popularity of Louisiana shrimp acts— rather ironically— as an obstacle to the industry's long-lasting success.

Event Sign Up

The event is free, online, and open to the public; discussion will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To attend, or to view more event details, visit the link and sign up here.

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