April 9, 2015

The March/April issue (pictured at right) is selling briskly, and, even better, is bringing in a lot of new subscribers. Many of you are receiving this newsletter for the first time this week -- welcome! I hope you enjoy it.

Here's advance notice on two events here in New Orleans -- on Friday, April 17, Chef Chad Matrana, executive chef at Amici Ristorante is hosting a wine dinner with guest chef Jasper Mirabile, Jr. of Jasper's in Kansas City. Limited seating is available; see the menu and other details here. The menu is fantastic, I'm really looking forward to it.

A weekend-long celebration of the re-opening of the long-anticipated Southern Food & Beverage Museum kicks off Friday night with a Patron's Party and gala. Entrance to the museum is free on Saturday and Sunday; there will be cooking demonstrations, lectures, and other festivities. More information can be found here.

It's our Third Anniversary-- 

I wanted to remind everyone that you can order the entire collector's set of the magazine -- all 18 issues from our first three years of publishing, plus a subscription for the remainder of 2015. 

That's 22 magazines with more than 1,300 exclusive recipes, all for just $80. Most of the recipes do not appear anywhere else; I occasionally publish one of the magazine recipes on the newsletter, but not very often. More details and the order form can be found here.

It's spring festival season - see our calendar below. Whatever you do this weekend, enjoy this week's recipes, share them with family and friends, and, as always, let me know what's on your mind.

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Chicken in Garlic Sauce

Chicken in Garlic Sauce

This quick, easy recipe calls for boneless skinless chicken thighs, in my opinion the most flavorful cut of boneless chicken you can cook. You infuse olive oil with garlic, then make a paste of the garlic with some parsley. Stir that into the sauce with some paprika and bay and simmer until the chicken is tender; you'll need plenty of hot French bread for sopping up the tasty sauce.

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Lee Bros. Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwichjes

Lee Bros. Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches

The Masters golf tournament starts today -- while I've never been lucky enough to attend, I'm told the patrons' favorite is a plain, old-fashioned pimiento cheese sandwich. This is a fancier version, made with roasted red peppers and extra-sharp cheddar; rather than binding it with mayonnaise, they call for softened cream cheese. Make a batch of these to serve when the leaders get to Amen Corner Sunday afternoon.

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Artichoke Seafood Dip

Artichoke and Seafood Dip

This is the upscale version of the perennial Southern favorite Artichoke Heart Dip. Fold in some chopped shrimp and crab meat, and serve hot out of the oven. Stand back and watch it disappear.

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Apr 9, 2015 to Apr 12, 2015

Covington: A Taste of Covington Wine & Food Festival

New Orleans: French Quarter Festival

Shreveport: Louisiana Samboree

Apr 10, 2015 to Apr 11, 2015

Alexandria: Central Louisiana Garden Expo

Apr 10, 2015 to Apr 12, 2015

Avondale: Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana

Lake Charles: Lake Charles Crawfish Festival

Mandeville: Great Louisiana BirdFest

New Iberia: Cajun Hot Sauce Festival

Ponchatoula: Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival

Scott: Scott Boudin Festival

Washington: Antique Fair and Yard Sale

Apr 10, 2015

Hammond: Art In April

Apr 11, 2015

Baton Rouge: Baton Rouge Blues Festival

Covington: Covington Car & Bike Show

Jennings: Family Fish Fest

Winnsboro: Franklin Parish Catfish Festival

Apr 11, 2015 to Apr 12, 2015

Parks: Parks Cracklin Cookoff

Apr 12, 2015

Chalmette: Irish, Italian, Islenos Parade

Lutcher: Lions Club Couchon de' Lait

Apr 16, 2015 to Apr 19, 2015

Washington: Washington Catfish Festival

Apr 16, 2015 to Apr 18, 2015

Welsh: Welsh Lagnippe Festival

Apr 17, 2015 to Apr 19, 2015

Franklin: Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show

Lockport: Lockport Food Festival

Westlake: Westlake Family Fun & Food Festival

Apr 17, 2015 to Apr 18, 2015

Natchitoches: Natchitoches Jazz and R&B Festival

Apr 18, 2015

Alexandria: Jazz On The River

Amite: Tangipahoa Beef & Dairy Cow Show

Destrehan: St. Charles Parish Crawfish Cook-Off Festival

Houma: Ladybug Ball

Apr 18, 2015 to Apr 19, 2015

Covington: Covington Heritage Antique Festival

Melrose: Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival

Apr 18, 2015 to Apr 20, 2015

Broussard: Lao New Year Celebration

Apr 18, 2015

Minden: The Green Thumb Jamboree,A Gardening Festival

Slidell: Hospice Foundation of the South Crawfish Cookoff

Springhill: Green Thumb Jamboree

Tickfaw: The Italian Festival Spaghetti Cook-Off

Apr 19, 2015

Baton Rouge: Baton Rouge Earth Day

Lafayette: Camp Bow Wow 5K Run/Walk

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