August 18, 2016  

Donations requested. If you've been paying attention to the news you know that more than 30 parishes in southern Louisiana suffered unprecedented rainfall in a very short period of time in the last week. Large swathes of the region flooded as rivers, creeks, bayous, and streams overran their banks; many, many homes and residences are being completely destroyed, even now as floodwaters drain further south, a week after the storm first approached.

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank flooded Saturday night, and they lost much of what had been stockpiled in advance. It is located in an area that has never flooded. Until they can get back up and running, Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans and Acadiana is filling in; the Acadiana office has flood victims in their area also. They are requesting non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, paper goods, and/or cash donations; if you are not local, you can make a cash donation on their website. Every dollar helps. has aggregated a list of area organizations in need of help.

Information on donating to the Baton Rouge Food Bank can be found here, along with information on how to volunteer.

Groups across St. Tammany Parish have formed STPCares: details here.

The American Red Cross has this page set up for donations.

The United Way of Southwest Louisiana has this page set up for donations.

Lighthouse Louisiana's Baton Rouge facility was damaged; donate here.

We baked 96 cupcakes over the weekend and delivered them to volunteers gathering up food and supplies as they got ready to go cook at shelters in the flooded areas of the state; you'll see some of the recipes in the next issue of the magazine, including Pineapple Upside Down cupcakes. Subscribe if you don't already; enjoy this week's recipes, share them with family and friends, try to stay cool and, as always, let me know what's on your mind

Susan Ford

Susan Ford, Publisher

Louisiana Kitchen & Culture

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Garlic Shrimp

Garlic Shrimp 

Sweet Louisiana shrimp don't need much to take them from fantastic to over-the-top. In this case, a little butter, garlic, and hot pepper; make sure there's plenty of hot French bread on hand for sopping up the sauce.

Crab Cakes with Corn and Pineapple Chutney

John Besh's Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

This is one of those dishes that is pure summer. The last of the okra and tomatoes are coming in to farmers markets around the country. It couldn't be simpler to make — serve with hot fluffy rice..

Chicken Fricassee

Chicken Fricassee

Straight out of Acadiana, my friend Debbie Guidry Gautier provided this recipe. Knowing her, she's got food coming out of her kitchen every day for people affected by flooding in her part of the state. Make this delicious dish yourself and raise a toast in her direction.



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