Friday Find: Dr. Howard Conyers Roasts A Whole Cow in New Orleans

From the description on Vimeo:

This fun, 9 min short-film chronicles 24 hours of preparation by Dr. Howard Conyers, rocket scientist and BBQ Pitt Master as he roasts a whole cow for his Gumbo Jubilee celebration.


Gumbo Jubilee was a community-wide celebration of African-American culinary heritage and foodways, hosted by Dr. Conyers as a part of the 300th commemoration of the city of New Orleans. The event was held on Saturday, October 20th. Many notable African-American chefs, historians and food writers traveled to New Orleans to support the event.

Dr. Conyers, a South Carolina native, has received national attention for his whole pig roasts and lectures on black foodways. However, this was the first time he ever endeavored to roast a 300-pound cow–and it has not been done in the city of New Orleans in over a century.


See science, technology, engineering and great taste collide on a hot plate of fabulous eats from across the Diaspora!


2 thoughts on “Friday Find: Dr. Howard Conyers Roasts A Whole Cow in New Orleans

  1. Is the Gumbo Jubilee an annual event, and if so when is it scheduled for this year. Thank you, Renee Strodder.
    Also I love you show it’s very informative and I can’t wait to watch more!!!

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