Kitchen and Culture is a culinary-oriented new media business venture based in New Orleans, one of the top ten culinary travel destinations in the world.  Susan Ford has more than 20 years of magazine, cookbook, and electronic publishing as well as culinary marketing experience. Kitchen and Culture’s 2011 client list includes Louisiana Cookin’ magazine,, and Lagniappe, the magazine's weekly email newsletter; The New Orleans Home and Garden & Interior Design Shows, the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association, Lodge Manufacturing, and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board.


Kitchen and Culture has produced three successful cooking demonstration stages at the New Orleans Home & Garden and Interior Designs shows and has plans to replicate that to various food and home shows throughout the United States. The March 2011 stage was sponsored by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association, Viking, Lodge Manufacturing, Wusthof, All-Clad, Kitchen Aid, and other national brands. 


Susan Ford

Susan Ford, President and Publisher

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I am a Mississippi native and come from a long line of great Southern cooks. I have a BA in journalism and a minor in business, and got hooked on publishing in 1990 when I went to work for a commercial real estate magazine in Novato, California. Since then, I have worked on various magazines, web sites, and email newsletters, in both the high tech and lifestyle category. 


I looked for work in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and left the San Francisco Bay Area to bring my publishing expertise to Louisiana in 2007 as a consultant with Louisiana Cookin’ magazine. Little did I know that I would quickly become immersed in a seafood industry and a travel, tourism, hospitality, and culinary world that is like none other in the country. 


I’ve served on the membership committee of the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association since 2008; I served a year as the first Associate Board Member of that association; I currently sit on the board of the Louisiana Travel Political Action Committee; and chefs are now one of my favorite kinds of people in the world. I have a tremendous amount of respect for their talents, and the perfectionist attention to detail they devote to their craft. I’ve made some great friends, I’ve learned a lot, and I look forward to creating a magazine that celebrates the unique culture, heritage and cuisine of Louisiana.



Louisiana Kitchen & Culture is an intelligent, informed guide into Louisiana’s unique culinary culture and heritage, and the many nationalities, ethnicities, and traditions that came together over centuries to shape what it is today. It also provides unique insight into the region’s ongoing culinary and cultural evolution. 


The only national publication of its kind, Louisiana Kitchen & Culture provides an insider’s guide to the authentic experiences today’s cultural and culinary travelers seek. 


Rich with recipes, generous commentary, and suggestions from Louisiana’s home cooks, culinary schools, restaurateurs, professional chefs, and travel and hospitality professionals, Louisiana Kitchen immerses readers in the diverse characteristics of the state’s culture.


Published every other month, the magazine has a companion web site at A digital edition will be published for iPad and mobile deployment, and a weekly email newsletters is available to readers (currently reaching 33,000, July 2013)




Susan Ford:


1450 Annunciation Street Suite 2119

New Orleans, LA 70130